International Reserves in Ukraine
Ukraine - International ReservesThe war has now surpassed the grim milestone of 100 days. In recent weeks, fighting has shifted towards the east and south of Ukraine, and Russia has made significant territorial gains in the Donbas region. Moreover, it has largely succeeded in cutting Ukraine off from the sea, after capturing Mariupol to the east, Kherson to the west and instituting a naval blockade in the Black Sea. This is causing severe disruptions to wheat supplies worldwide. Ukraine was the world’s fifth biggest exporter prior to the conflict, which led exports to collapse year on year in both March and April. To make matters worse, bilateral peace talks in Turkey have largely stalled and no agreement is yet in sight. Nonetheless, international aid for the war effort has remained robust: The U.S. signed a new aid package worth about EUR 37 billion, while the EU pledged a further EUR 500 million in military aid.
Ukraine - International Reserves Data
|International Reserves (USD)||13.3||15.5||18.8||20.8||25.3|
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Ukraine International Reserves Chart
Source: National Bank of Ukraine and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Bond Yield||19.00||0.0 %||Jul 27|
|Exchange Rate||23.70||0.30 %||Jan 01|
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July 21, 2022
At its meeting on 21 July, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) decided to maintain its policy rate at 25.00%—the highest since March 2016—after the largest rate hike in 24 years at its June meeting. The decision not to hike further was mainly driven by the Bank’s assessment that the 1,500 basis-point hike taken at its previous meeting was enough to improve the attractiveness of the hryvnia, guarantee healthy levels of international reserves and macroeconomic stability.
July 11, 2022
Consumer prices rose 3.11% in June over the previous month, accelerating from May's 2.68% rise.
June 10, 2022
Consumer prices increased 2.68% in May over the previous month, below the 3.12% rise seen in April.
June 9, 2022
A preliminary release revealed that GDP tumbled 15.1% year on year in the first quarter of 2022, sharply contrasting the previous quarter’s 6.1% rise.
June 2, 2022
At a surprise meeting on 2 June, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) raised its key policy rate by 1,500 basis points to 25.00% from 10.00%.