Since the beginning of functioning of special economic zones and priority development territories with special regime of investment activity in Ukraine approved 745 investment projects, estimated to cost about 5.2 billion dollars, including 1.47 billion USD of foreign investments (28,3 percent of the estimated cost).

Projects approved since the inception of the special regime that is supposed to create 102,2 thousand new and save more than 118,9 thousand jobs.

In a special regime of investment activity since the beginning of the operation (as at 01.07.04) 543 companies implement 613 investment projects for 59 territories of priority development and 10 special (free) economic zones.

In investment projects involved 42 foreign countries and 2 international financial institutions (foreign investments are attracted 538.5 million dollars), including over one half of 2004, took part in the financing of the 27 foreign countries and 1 international financial institutions ( 56,2 million dollars).

The most significant foreign investment since the beginning of the operation came from countries such as the United States of America – 122,8 million (22,8% of the attracted foreign investments), the United Kingdom – U.S. $ 50 million (9.2%) , European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – 41,2 million dollars (7,6%), Switzerland – U.S. $ 39 million (7.2%), Austria – 32,2 million (6% ), Poland – 30.6 million (5.7%), Cyprus – 28,3 million dollars (5,3%), France – 19.8 million ($ 3,7 %).

Over a half of this year, mainly investment resources are allocated in such areas as metallurgy and metal processing – 89,1 million (30,2%), mechanical engineering – 30,7 million dollars (10, 4%), food industry – 29,9 million (10,1%), transport and communications – 26,7 million dollars (9,1%), production of energy materials – 26,1 million dollars (8,8%), health care – 21.9 million (7.4%), chemical products – 12,1 million dollars (4,1%), electricity gas and water – 10,6 million dollars (3,6%).

Since the introduction of special treatment due to the implementation of investment projects business entities:
– To attract investment to the equivalent of 1.66 billion dollars (or 31.9 per cent of the total estimated project costs), of which foreign in the amount of 538.5 million dollars. United States (32.4 per cent of the total amount of attracted investments), of which 1 half of 2004, attracted 294.7 million dollars. United States (17.7 per cent of all involved), including foreign – 56,2 million dollars. U.S., which account for 10.4 percent of foreign investment attracted from the beginning of the operation.

In comparison with the first half of 2003, total investments attracted for investment projects in the first half of 2004 increased by 49.8 per cent, while foreign investment fell by 1.7 per cent;
– Produced goods, works and services worth 34.6 billion USD. Of them in 1 half of 2004 – 9,4 billion UAH. That in 1,8 times more than the same period last year (5,1 mn.)

– Created 50.2 thousand (49.1 per cent of the envisaged investment projects) and save 91.2 thousand (76.7 per cent under draft) jobs, including up to 1 half of 2004 created – 8,1 thousand and stored 12,5 thousand jobs.
In comparison with the same period of 2003 new jobs created in 1,2 times more, and kept at 23.8 per cent less (6,7 and 14,5 thousand jobs).

According to the Ministry of Finance in budget revenues from realization of investment projects in special economic zones and territories of priority development for 1 half of 2004 the river up 483.4 mln. Or the 130.4 percent the same period last year (370.9 million hrn.) from them (FEZ – 109,4 million UAH., or 153.7% of target 1 st half of 2003 (71,2 mln.) TPA – 374 million UAH. or the 124.8 % similar indicator of last year (299.6 mln.).

Material prepared according to the Ministry of Economy and European Integration of Ukraine.