FDI amounted to USD 1.2bn in the first consecutive months of 2017 compared to USD 700mln in the same period last year, according to National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). In August alone, FDI reached USD 194mln, 85% of which were channeled into the real sector of the economy.
Debt capital worth USD 125mln of the private sector shrunk due to foreign loans payments, deposit payments, and small amounts of the attracted foreign loans from the real sector by banks.
Net inflows to the financial account have significantly increased in August, up to USD 743mln triggered by private sector operations. It became also possible due to the reducing volumes of foreign cash currency outside the banking system. Foreign cash inflows amounted to USD 496mln in August alone.