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  • 28.03.2013

    Foreign economic activity and priority directions of economic integration of Ukrain

    THE MAIN: firms’ activity on the external markets has slowed down because of the  deterioration of world market conditions, financial situation on the enterprises and unfavorable business climate in the country. 

    • The number of exporting enterprises has decreased from 48.5% in 2011 to 40.4% in 2012.
    • The share of firms which have more than one export direction has declined (from 73.0% in 2011 to 38.6% in 2012).
    • The firms are not expecting the fast improvement of world market conditions: within last two years the share of firms which expect to get more than one outlet abroad equals to 40.4%.
    • The main  barrier to the expansion of foreign economic  activity is lack of financial recourses for presenting goods on new markets. The reluctance of the foreign partners to work with enterprises because of the unfavorable business/political climate is on the second position in the list of impediments.
    • According to interviewed enterprises customs barriers is no longer such a significant obstacle as it used to be: in the list of impediments it has moved from the first position to the fifth one. 
    • In 2012 compared to 2011 the number of supporters of the Western vector of economic integration of Ukraine has increased because of the reduction of the number of adherents of  multidirectional  ideas. The number of supporters of Eastern direction has not changed.
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    Authors:  Kuziakiv Oksana,
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