May 21, 2024 12:25 pm
Despite Russian attacks, Ukraine’s economy grew by 5.3% in 2023.

Ukraine’s economy has shown remarkable resilience and growth despite continued Russian missile and drone attacks. The country reasserted control over a Black Sea export corridor and had a bumper crop, which contributed to its 5.3% growth last year. Preliminary data from the State Statistics Service shows that the economy expanded by 4.7% in the last quarter of 2023, marking a third consecutive quarter of growth.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has noted Ukraine’s impressive economic performance but warned of challenges ahead in 2024. The IMF expects growth to soften to 3%-4% due to uncertainty surrounding the ongoing war and increasing supply constraints. Some obstacles facing Ukraine include demands from Poland to block some of its food sales into the European Union, delays in foreign aid, and a labor shortage impacting employers.

Economic data is eagerly awaited by bondholders as Ukraine seeks to overhaul its debt before a two-year standstill expires later this year. Gross domestic product data will determine government payments on securities linked to economic growth, known as GDP warrants. These warrants are currently trading at a high level, above 56 cents on the dollar.

Despite these challenges, Ukraine’s economy has shown resilience and growth in the face of adversity, and it is working hard to address the obstacles it faces in order to continue its economic recovery.

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