The Ukrainian government has increased the financing of social benefits.
The expenditures of the state budget of Ukraine in the first two months of 2019 were up by 22.3% and amounted to UAH 138.4 billion. Revenue rose 12% to 124.8 billion. About it reported in a press-service of the Ministry of Finance, informs Rus.Media.
Increased costs to social security (pensions, benefits, scholarships) – from 2.2 times to UAH 30 bn. The government is preparing for elections. Have intensified military: General Fund expenditures on security and defense amounted to UAH 21.8 bn (+34.6 per cent). Public debt service has spent 3.5% more – 12.1 billion UAH.
It is also reported that General Fund revenues were made to 89.7%. The amount of VAT refunds amounted to 32.8 billion, and overpayment at the beginning of February on rental payment for natural gas – 0.6 billion UAH.
The income of special Fund of the state budget is made on 178,6%:
- 7.7 billion UAH was received from the customs clearance of cars on foreign registration;
- 1.5 billion was confiscated by the court for Commission of a corruption offense.
The state budget deficit for the first two months of 2019 amounted to UAH 13.6 billion. He was financed by domestic borrowing. In General, in January-February the Ministry of Finance placed government bonds for an amount equivalent to 60.1 billion UAH.