Exporting guide to

Ukraine

Overview

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

Trade statistics

£1.1 billion total UK exports to Ukraine for the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

63rd largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024)

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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) with Ukraine.

Support for UK businesses helping to rebuild Ukraine

Ukraine will need significant support and investment by British businesses to rebuild its critical infrastructure and keep its economy afloat.

Find out about the support that's available for UK businesses helping to rebuild Ukraine.

Top five UK goods exported to Ukraine , in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2023

Goods Value (£ million )
Cars 130.3
Specialised machinery (capital) 53.3
Textile fibres 47.9
Other chemicals 41.6
Electric motors (capital) 28.6

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: February 2024
Download the latest trade and investment factsheet for Ukraine.

Top five UK services exported to Ukraine , in the four quarters to the end of Q2 2023

Service Value (£ million )
Travel 131.0
Intellectual property [Note 5] 37.0
Other Business Services 22.0
Manufacturing 17.0
Government 11.0

Source: ONS UK trade in services: service type by partner country, non-seasonally adjusted
Last updated: January 2024
Download the latest trade and investment factsheet for Ukraine.

Ukraine: at a glance

Economic growth

-29.1%

Actual figure (IMF, 2022)
The UK is 4.1% (IMF, 2022, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$3,780

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is $40,347 (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

Currency

Hryvnia

Business language

Ukranian and Russian

You may need a translator

Time zone

GMT +3

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