The level of Ukrainian shadow economy in the 1st quarter of 2015 compared with the corresponding period of last year increased by 5% to 47% of the total official GDP, informs the Ministry of economic development And trade of Ukraine.
in the beginning of 2015 in terms of the distribution of price shocks And devaluation, the escalation of the military conflict has seen further significant growth of the shadow economy, which began in 2013, reports journalist. Net a letter to the Mayor.
According to the data, 3 of the 4 methods of assessing the level of shadow economy showed growth. For example, by the method of "the costs of – retail sales" growth of the shadow economy by 5% to 56%, according to the method of unprofitable factories – 8% to 50%, by electrical method – 6% to 38%. And only one of the methods – monetary – recorded a decrease in the level of the shadow economy by 1% to 35%. Derived the Mayor is the official Level of the shadow economy is the mean proportional to three given methods, showing its growth. Before today it was declared that the economy of Ukraine decreased almost 15% in the 2nd quarter. While the pace of GDP decline slowed compared with the first quarter. Remember, a Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine Olena makeieva at the end of July, said that according to calculations of the Ministry of economic development, the Level of Ukrainian shadow economy has reached 42%. On 23 July, the security Service of Ukraine announced the recruitment of volunteers to fight against illegal activities of officials within the country." Let us shoulder to shoulder And fight corrupt officials, smugglers, terrorists And traitors ", – called the SBU. On July 22, the Ukrainian authorities have decided to give control of the customs in the West of the country to foreign outsourcers – most likely from the UK. Their task is – not to increase customs duties, and to eradicate corruption.