In August 2023, economic expectations of Ukrainian businesses improved. Maksym Samoiliuk, economist at the Center for Economic Strategy, reported this at the conference "Harvesting and Exporting this Year’s Crops."
According to a survey conducted by the National Bank of Ukraine, the expectations were estimated to be below the neutral level, defined as 50 points. Thus, expectations at the end of August were assessed at 49.3 points, which is slightly better than 48.8 points in July.
According to Samoiliuk, construction and trade companies have the most positive outlook.
War risks, logistics and export issues, and a shortage of labor have a great impact on the further improvement of economic activity and the expectations of companies.