18% of Ukraine’s road network to be renovated by 2018

The state of the Ukraine’s infrastructure is far behind that of European countries. The average housing space per inhabitant is about 23.7 m², which is less than 30 m² levels recorded in most European countries. In addition, 3.7 km of hard surfaced roads per 1,000 inhabitants in Ukraine is short of the level recorded in many developed countries, where this indicator exceed 10 km. As well, there was recorded only 46 m² of quality shopping space per 1,000 inhabitants at the end of 2011, well below the amount witnesses even in the less developed Central European countries.
According to our latest report entitled “Construction sector in Ukraine 2012 – Development forecasts for 2012-2015”, the construction industry in Ukraine continues to express an uneven development trend. In 2011, it succeeded to resume the upward run and gained 11% y-o-y in real terms, after three years of dramatic contraction. However, this upward trend is not expected to be followed this year. During Q1-Q3 2012, the value of construction works carried out in Ukraine lessened by 9.1% in real terms, even though in nominal terms it posted a 9.7% expansion.

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