The volume of direct foreign investments in the Ukrainian economy (equity capital of non-residents) on January 1, 2015 amounted to 45, 916 billion, eleven, $ 140 billion, or 19, 5% less than the indicator for the beginning of 2014 57, 056 billion dollars, shall be notified on the Internet office of the state service of statistics of Ukraine.
Data are presented excluding the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
according to the state statistics service, the reduction in investment is mainly due to exchange rate differences, due to which the share capital decreased by 12, 247 billion dollars, and at the same time, the outflow of capital stock over one year was insignificant and amounted to 1, 167 billion dollars while flow 2, 452 billion dollars in new investments.
Ukraine is in a difficult political crisis, which affects its economy and the public sector, in fact the country is on the verge of default. The government predicts a decrease of the country's GDP by 5% in 2014, in November the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk did not exclude the falling rate of 7%. A similar level of decline is predicted and the national Bank of Ukraine. The European Bank for restoration and development assumes that GDP will decline by 7%, Fitch - 5%. The authorities have a hope to save the economy through external borrowing.