In 2016, the level of shadow economy in Ukraine reached 34 percent of the official GDP, which is by 6 percentage points lower than in 2015.
Ukraine has cut its gas consumption during the cold seasons almost in half. However, it is still impossible to analyze the trends in consumption of gas by households.
The export of goods from Ukraine to Russia in January-February 2017 amounted to $576.58 million, which is 54.4 percent higher than in January-February 2016.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has arrested property and funds worth 4 billion hryvnia (over $148 million).
Average monthly wages in Ukraine increased by 35 percent while the citizens’ real incomes raised by 20 percent.
Ukrainian citizens owe 11.9 billion hryvnia ($440.7 million) for heating and hot water services. The amount increased by 6.7% in February from that owed in January 2017.
Six people died, 46 were injured in road traffic accidents across Ukraine over the past 24-hour period (Jan. 22).
Nine Ukrainians were killed and 66 injured in car accidents over the past 24 hours. The traffic collision rate is critical in five regions of Ukraine and high in five more.
It has been reported about 65,797 fires in Ukraine since the beginning of the year. 22,736 of them occurred in residential sectors.
The crime rate in Ukraine has increased by 23 percent in 2016 with property theft accounting for approximately 60 percent of all crimes.
Residents of Ukraine were on the 15th place among the world’s nations that obtained EU-28 Member State citizenship in 2014.