On the outcomes of 2017 industrial production in Ukraine restored positive dynamics of growth, indicating the final overcoming of the decline caused by the economic and energy blockade in Donbas in winter of 2017 and the loss of some coal and steel assets. According to data released by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the adjusted growth rate as compared to December 2017 and December 2016 was 0.4%. The upturn in December compared to November made up 1.9%.
According to the types of activities, the production of computers and optical products is a leading one (growth of December to December - 44.6%), chemical industry (41%), machine building (14.6%), pharmaceutics (8.8%). The processing industry and construction have demonstrated a significant upturn. Adjusted indicator "December to December" in processing industry was "plus" 6.7%, and in construction - 9.7%. Moreover, the total amount of construction works performed in 2017 amounted to UAH 101.1 billion, of which 73.2% are new construction, reconstruction and technical re-equipment of buildings.
In the regional context, the most positive dynamics are demonstrated by western regions and traditionally industrial regions such as Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Mykolaiv.