In the first half of 2020, capital investments amounted to $794.3 mln, which provided Dnipropetrovsk region with the first place among the regions of Ukraine.
At the same time, the capital investments’ volume decreased by 22% in comparison with the corresponding period of the last year. The capital investments decrease in Ukraine reached 30%.
An investment decrease in the first six months of this year was recorded in almost all industries, except such areas as:
Most of the region’s capital investments are formed by own funds of enterprises – $659.1 mln (83%), which in comparison with the corresponding period last year also decreased by 25%.
The largest share of capital investments (58.2%) was made in the industrial sector of the region’s economy and amounted to $462.5 mln, of which a significant part was invested in the extractive industry ($221.5 mln) and the processing industry ($208.7 mln).
In second place is the service sector (37.5%). Capital investments in this sector of the economy amounted to $297.5 mln. The largest amount of them was invested in wholesale and retail trade – $112.3 mln and real estate transactions – $59.8 mln. It should be noted that, in comparison with the 1st half of 2019, investments in such areas as transport, warehousing, postal, courier activities, as well as information and telecommunications decreased by 2 times.
Investments in tangible assets amounted to $785.2 mln (98.9%). The largest amount of capital investments by assets type was invested in construction ̶ $414.8 mln (52.2%).
Investments in intangible assets accounted for only 1.1% of the total capital investments of $9.1 mln, of which $4.4 mln was invested in the IT sector, and $2.5 mln in the rights to commercial designations, copyright and related rights, patents, licenses, concessions.