Dnipropetrovsk region: capital investments in 1st half of 2020

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:

  • wholesale and retail trade increased by 29%;
  • the financial and insurance activities increased by 35.8%;
  • advertising and market research increased by 58.4%;
  • activities in the field of administrative and support services increased by 56.5%;
  • publishing activity, production of films and video films, television programs increased by 15.5%;
  • arts, sports, entertainment and recreation increased by 15.7%.

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.