According to the official figures of the State Statistics Service, in 2019 the capital investments in the Ukrainian agricultural sector reduced by almost 16% — to 54.6 bln UAH. The level formed almost one tenth of the general volume of capital investment in the country’s economy.
Despite the reporting downward trend, it is worth noting the increase of investments in the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine by one of the main investors of the country — the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Thus, in 2019 the Bank’s investments in the Ukrainian agribusiness increased to 171 mln EUR, as opposed to 87 mln EUR in 2018. At the same time, the EBRD plans to increase funding of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine, which in the current year can reach 200 mln EUR.
According to the EBRD, to date Ukraine is the second country by volumes of the annual appropriation of funds among all countries, which work with the Bank. Last year, the EBRD financed projects at the general sum of more than 1.1 bln EUR, and to date the Bank is looking forward to a further fruitful cooperation.
The Regional Lead Economist for Eastern Europe and Caucasus at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Dimitar Bogov will report more detailed information about the EBRD activities in Ukraine, as well as the Bank’s estimations of the country’s investment climate, within frames of the first section GLOBAL TRENDS of the XIX international conference Grain&Maritime Days in Odessa, and present his report “Ukrainian economy in terms of the global trends and business realities. Estimation of the investment attractiveness of the Ukrainian agro-industrial complex”.