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Trade picture

  • The EU is among Ukraine's most important commercial partner and accounts for about one third of its external trade.
  • Ukraine's primary exports to the EU are iron, steel, mining products, agricultural products, and machinery.
  • EU exports to Ukraine are dominated by machinery and transport equipment, chemicals, and manufactured goods.

EU-Ukraine "trade in goods" statistics

Table

EU importsEU exportsBalance201020112012Years02040Billions

Trade in goods 2010-2012, € billions

Year

EU imports

EU exports

Balance

2010

11.5

17.4

5.9

2011

15.1

21.2

6.2

2012

14.6

23.8

9.2

Foreign direct investment

Table

Inward stocksOutward stocksBalance201102468101214161820222426

Foreign direct investment 2011, € billions

Year

Inward stocks

Outward stocks

Balance

2011

2.0

23.8

21.9

More statistics on Ukraine

EU and Ukraine

Ukraine and the GSP

  • Ukrainian exports to the EU are to a very large extent liberalised thanks to the Generalised Scheme of Preferences granted by the EU to Ukraine since 1993.
  • In 2010, Ukraine's use of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences reached a high level of 72.2% of the eligible products.
  • Ukraine ranks 12th, among the most effective users of the EU's Generalized System of Preferences.
  • Preferential imports to the EU from Ukraine include machinery and mechanical appliances, plants, oils, base metals, chemicals and textiles.

The EU believes that closer economic integration - in the overall context of a political association – can be a key factor in economic growth for Ukraine.

Following Ukraine's WTO membership in 2008, the EU and Ukraine immediately launched negotiations for an agreement on a deep and comprehensive free trade area.

The future Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine will cover all trade-related areas (including services, intellectual property rights, customs, public procurement, energy-related issues, competition, et cetera) and also tackling the so-called "beyond the border" obstacles through deep regulatory approximation with the trade-related EU acquis.

The free trade area between the EU and Ukraine is designed to deepen Ukraine's access to the European market and to encourage further European investment in Ukraine.

Trading with Ukraine

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