The deficit of Ukraine's foreign trade in commodities was estimated at US$2.7 billion in January-July 2017, which was by 2.8 times up from a $980.4 million deficit year-over-year (y-o-y), according to the Ukrainian State Statistics Service's website.
Exports of goods from Ukraine over the period under review grew by 22.1% y-o-y, while imports of goods rose by 29.4%, the service said in a statement.
The ratio of coverage of imports by exports was 0.9 in January-July 2017 against 0.95 y-o-y.
Ukraine traded with 217 countries and territories.
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As UNIAN reported earlier, the deficit of foreign trade in goods in 2016 was estimated at $2.886 billion against a $610.7 million surplus in 2015.