In December, Ukrainians bought a record amount of currency for the last 11 years
Ukrainians have set a monthly record for the purchase of currency over the last 11 years. In December, net purchases amounted to $1.026 billion. It was higher in November 2012 – then net purchases amounted to $1.523 billion.
International reserves increased to 40.5 billion
Ukraine's international reserves grew for the first time since September to $40.507 billion. Such data was published at the beginning of the year on the National Bank's website.
Biden announced a lack of money for new aid packages for Ukraine
The White House said that there is no money for new military support for Ukraine before its adoption by the US Congress.
The Ministry of Finance raised 566 billion from the sale of bonds last year
In 2023, the government raised UAH 566 billion equivalent from the sale of government bonds at auctions, and in general during martial law – almost UAH 818 billion equivalent.
The minimum wage and the cost of living have increased in Ukraine
With the entry into force of the law on the state budget 2024 in Ukraine, the minimum wage and the cost of living have increased from January 1, 2024.
Andrey Pyshny became the best head of the central bank of Europe according to The Banker
The head of the National Bank of Ukraine Andrey Pyshny was recognized as the best head of the central bank of Europe according to the leading international magazine The Banker.
The Ministry of Finance summed up the results of the year: The state budget deficit increased by one and a half times to 1.3 trillion
At the end of 2023, the general and special funds of the state budget received 2 UAH 67 trillion in taxes, fees and other payments. At the same time, cash expenditures of the state budget amounted to more than 4 trillion hryvnia.
Bitcoin exceeded $45 thousand for the first time since April of the year before.
Bitcoin rose to $45,532 for the first time since April 2022. Last year it gained 156%, which was the strongest annual performance since 2020.