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Deficit of Ukraine's foreign trade in goods and services shrinks by 9.5 times in nine months

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Nov. 17, 2009, 9:57 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
The deficit of Ukraine's foreign trade in goods and services January through September 2009 was estimated at $1.08 billion, which was 9.5 times down on the same period last year, the Ukrainian State Statistics Committee reported on Nov. 16. As the committee said, exports in the nine months fell by 45.1%, to $34.320 billion, while imports decreased by 51.3%, to $35.399 billion.

The export of goods over the period under review decreased by 48.7%, to $27.478 billion, while imports fell by 53.5%, to $31.570 billion.

The export of services dropped by 23.2%, to $6.841 billion, while imports were down by 19.9%, to $3.829 billion.

As reported, the deficit of Ukraine's foreign trade over the first nine months of 2008 was estimated at $10.284 billion, which was 2.7 times up on the same period of 2007.
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