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  • Ministry of Economy: Over UAH 20 billion in affordable loans granted to businesses since the beginning of 2024
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 25 March 2024 16:24

    Since the beginning of 2024, 5,116 entrepreneurs have received loans under the Affordable Loans programme totalling UAH 20.2 billion. Last week, entrepreneurs received 600 such loans worth UAH 2.1 billion. Since the launch of the programme in February 2020, 84,100 loans worth UAH 287.1 billion have been issued.

    Since the beginning of 2024, entrepreneurs have taken out the largest number of concessional loans to replenish working capital – UAH 9.5 billion. Banks issued UAH 4 billion of loans under the programme to processing enterprises, UAH 4 billion to businesses operating in the high-risk combat areas, and UAH 3.1 billion for investment projects.

    The most frequently lent companies under the programme are those operating in the following sectors:

    • agriculture (48%);
    • wholesale and retail trade (25%);
    • processing industry (17%).

    Among the top regions in terms of the amount of loan agreements concluded are: Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Poltava regions and the city of Kyiv.

    As of today, 45 banks participate in the programme, with Privatbank (38,300), Oschadbank (12,900) and Raiffeisen Bank Aval (5,400) disbursing the largest number of loans since the programme’s launch.