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 U.S.-Ukraine Trade Facts

Ukraine is currently our 81st largest goods trading partner with $1.7 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $1.1 billion; goods imports totaled $578 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Ukraine was $499 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Ukraine supported an estimated 5 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Ukraine was the United States' 75th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Ukraine in 2016 were $1.1 billion, up 24.9% ($215 million) from 2015 and up 42.4% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: mineral fuels ($210 million), vehicles ($176 million), machinery ($175 million), aircraft ($91 million), and iron and steel products ($55 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Ukraine totaled $37 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: tobacco ($10 million), prepared food ($5 million), planting seeds ($3 million), tree nuts ($2 million), and vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($2 million).

Imports

  • Ukraine was the United States' 83rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Ukraine totaled $578 million in 2016, down 32.0% ($273 million) from 2015, and down 64.7% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: iron and steel ($258 million), electrical machinery ($39 million), inorganic chemicals ($27 million), iron and steel products ($27 million), and dairy, eggs, honey ($24 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Ukraine totaled $77 million in 2016. Leading categories include: other vegetable oils ($11 million), fruit & vegetable juices ($6 million), snack foods ($5 million), sugars, sweeteners, bev bases ($2 million), and other dairy products ($767 thousand).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Ukraine was $499 million in 2016, a 4,287.9% increase ($488 million) over 2015.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ukraine (stock) was $618 million in 2016, a 2.4% decrease from 2015. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine's FDI in the United States (stock) was $5 million in 2016, down 16.7% from 2015.