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 Losses caused by deterioration of Ukraine-Russia trade relations estimated at $1.1 bn yearly, - NBU Head Hontarieva

In January 2016, Ukraine lost $200 million export revenue due to trade restrictions imposed by the Russian Federation.

National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Head Valeria Hontarieva said at a press conference on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The overall impact on the trade balance by the further deterioration of trade relations with the Russian Federation was estimated at $1.1 billion shortfall. This is the ground for the lion's share of the $2.5 billion revenue deficiency we expect this year.

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"The major part of this impact was recorded at the beginning of the year. According to our estimates, Ukraine has lost about $200 million income from the export to the CIS countries and Russia due to these reasons in January alone," Hontarieva said.

The NBU head noted that =retargeting to new markets and laying of new routes by the Ukrainian exporters has not been fast enough.

 
 
 
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