How Ukraine, business, and society changed in 2020. What events we should expect to happen in 2021.
28 December 2020
The financial reporting of companies will become open. Such clause appeared in Draft Resolution No. 835 of the Cabinet of Ministers on open data. The State Statistics Service and the SFS were designated responsible for the publication.
Opening of financial reporting will help Ukrainian business to increase the transparency of signing agreements with contractors, assess the development of their company, and reduce the risks of working with shell companies.
One of the most influential tools for controlling corruption offenses in recent years has been the electronic declarations of officials and their immediate circle.
On October 27, the Constitutional Court repealed Article No.
The Draft Law on Restoration of Public Confidence in Constitutional Proceedings is now available on the Verkhovna Rada website. However, this draft law has not yet been signed by the President.
Generally, the number of people who filed declarations has decreased by 20% over the past four years: from about 1 million in 2016 to 870 thousand in 2019. For Ukrainians to continue following the civil servants’ wealth, we added monitoring of declarations in Opendatabot.
|Number of civil servants||1,098,450||956,813||942,260||873,198|
On June 1, an automatic recording system of violations of driving regulations was launched in Kyiv. Car owners got the opportunity to pay their fines automatically.
According to the police, the number of road traffic accidents in Kyiv has dropped by 5% this year, and the road death rate has decreased by 20%. In general, the number of road traffic accidents throughout Ukraine increased by 3.8%.
So, we can assume that automatic recording has had a positive effect on statistics. Open data on violations allowed Ukrainians to pay fines on time.
The number of companies increased by 3% over the year. The largest number of new businesses opened in the field of wholesale (+9,000 companies) and IT (+1,300 companies).
|Date||1 January 2020||8 Jan||15 Jan||22 Jan||29 Jan||5 Feb||12 Feb||19 Feb||26 Feb||4 Mar||11 Mar||18 Mar||25 Mar||1 Apr||8 Apr||15 Apr||22 Apr||29 Apr||6 May||13 May||20 May||27 May||3 Jun||10 Jun||17 Jun||24 Jun||1 Jul||8 Jul||15 Jul||22 Jul||29 Jul||5 Aug||12 Aug||19 Aug||26 Aug||2 Sep||9 Sep||16 Sep||23 Sep||30 Sep||7 Oct||14 Oct||21 Oct||28 Oct||4 Nov||11 Nov||18 Nov||25 Nov||2 Dec||9 Dec||16 Dec||23 Dec|
Currently, 1.9 million Private Entrepreneurs(PEs) are registered in Ukraine. The number of PEs increases by an average of 7,000 per month: about 20,000 start and about 13,000 close their business.
The largest number of PEs this year started their business in the field of IT and information services (+23,000, which is +15% of the increase). The number of PE couriers also increased 2.8 times.
PEs dealing with warehouses, trade, radio and television, aviation, and HoReCa closed their business.
In recent years, revenues from entrepreneurs have increased fivefold. Foponomics brings Ukraine more than 1 billion dollars per year.
The job market recovered after the spring recession. Work.ua job search website currently offers 54,000 vacancies.
|Number of vacancies||54,072||37,413||26,303||39,547||43,838||49,765||53,022||56,075||48,653||54,385|
15–20%less than over the same period last year; however, this is a great figure for the challenging 2020. Given the activity of our employers and their willingness to cope with any conditions and difficulties, we have room for optimism»,
— says Artur Mikhno, CEO at Work.ua.
The largest number of vacancies is currently offered for such job categories as «Sales and Procurement», «Trade and Production», and «Administration and Middle Management».
«IT, Computers, and the Internet», «Medicine and Pharmacy», «Construction and Architecture», «Design and Creativity», «Real Estate», «Agriculture and Agribusiness» are also gaining momentum.
More than 2 million Ukrainians are in the register of debtors. Their number increased by 18% during the year. So another 300 thousand people became debtors.
|Month||December 2019||January 2020||February||March||April||May||June||July||August||September||October||November||December|
|Number of unique full names||1,692,679||1,688,266||1,716,614||1,760,080||1,790,561||1,834,264||1,861,090||1,864,103||1,894,860||1,916,393||1,942,240||1,972,880||2,000,340|
Most debts accumulated for utilities, loans, fines for road traffic violations, as well as penalties for administrative offenses.
|Collection of money||759,862||28.0%|
|Collection of money in favor of the state||629,532||23.2%|
|Collection of fines in the field of road-traffic safety||543,651||20.0%|
|Collection of penalties under cases of administrative offenses||402,748||14.8%|
|Recovery of outstanding utility bills||214,358||7.9%|
|Recovery of child-support payments||167,933||6.2%|
Booking tickets for trains and planes has started to resume.
If you take the beginning of 2020 as a starting point, you will see that bookings increased from 50% in November to 74% in December. Booking train tickets increased from 50% in November to 89% in December.
|Date||15 March 2020||22 Mar||29 Mar||5 Apr||12 Apr||19 Apr||26 Apr||3 May||10 May||17 May||24 May||31 May||7 Jun||14 Jun||21 Jun||28 Jun||5 Jul||12 Jul||19 Jul||26 Jul||2 Aug||9 Aug||16 Aug||23 Aug||30 Aug||6 Sep||13 Sep||20 Sep||27 Sep||4 Oct||11 Oct||18 Oct||25 Oct||1 Nov||8 Nov||15 Nov||22 Nov||29 Nov||6 Dec||13 Dec||20 Dec|
|Booking tickets on Aviasales.ua||100||30||20||8||5||4||5||6||6||9||11||15||20||28||43||51||65||70||74||85||90||95||110||102||95||92||94||88||87||89||79||79||57||60||53||53||62||70||74||74||74|
|Buying train tickets on Railwaybot.com||100||23||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||35||46||35||38||48||71||77||122||119||109||115||104||106||88||91||82||71||64||65||65||68||51||50||52||62||70||66||69||86||89|
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