With the beginning of the Russian aggression, the State Statistics Service practically stopped providing official statistical reports, which was quite justified, including for social and psychological reasons. Of course, the State Statistics Service continued to collect information, and the role of statistical indicators was “performed” by the surveys periodically conducted by the State Statistics Service and the NBU. To be sure, polls cannot replace official statistics (although the latter is subject to criticism), but for some time they could act as a reference point for the development of certain economic sectors.
Finally, at the end of 2022 the State Statistics Service began to publish reports whose publication deadline was missed due to martial law – and the first reports revealed quite unexpected features of the national economy in 2022. Let us pay attention to the financial results of economic activity of companies.
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