Exporting guide to Ukraine

Overview

Strategically located at a crossroads for the European, Russian and Asian markets, Ukraine offers a large and developed consumer base, a highly educated workforce, low labour costs and abundant natural resources.

Trade statistics

£781.0 million total UK exports to Ukraine for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

63rd largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

For questions on trading with Ukraine, contact the export support team.


UK-Ukraine political, free trade and strategic partnership agreement

The UK has signed a trade agreement with Ukraine. Read our latest updates for more information on the status of this agreement and how it may benefit your business.

The UK also has a Digital Trade Agreement (DTA) in principle with Ukraine.

Top five UK goods exported to Ukraine, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Specialised machinery (capital) 105.7
Cars 86.3
Medicinal & pharmaceutical products 69.6
Textile fibres 47.2
Other chemicals 46.7

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: July 2022
Download the latest trade and investment factsheet for Ukraine.

Top five UK services exported to Ukraine, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Service Value (£million)
Other Business Services 47.0
Travel 24.0
Financial 22.0
Telecommunications, computer and information services 17.0
Intellectual property 15.0

Source: ONS UK trade in services: service type by partner country, non-seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022
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Ukraine: at a glance

Economic growth

-3.8%

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$3,751

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is $41,127 (IMF, 2020, projected figure)

Currency

Hryvnia

Business language

Ukranian and Russian

You may need a translator

Time zone

GMT +3

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Next steps

DIT can advise you on doing business abroad, and help put you in touch with other people who can help such as lawyers and distributors.