Value of capital investment in agriculture increased by 74%

During the first six months of 2016 value of capital investment in agriculture has increased to 17 billion USD, which is in 73.8% higher than last year. During this period of time, investments in the agricultural sector are supposed to be the largest among the others economic sectors in Ukraine.

The increase of capital investments was the result of comparatively stable economic situation over the last year and partial satisfaction of demand in investments during 2014-15 years, when economic and political instability had slow down investment activity in the agricultural sector.

The increase of capital investment is a positive trend, which indicates the attractiveness of the agricultural sector, even in crisis condition. However, considering the depreciation of basic tools and industrial infrastructure, Ukrainian agrarian business still has large deferred demand for capital to finance infrastructure facilities, logistics and operational activities.