Trade with Ukraine up 19%

Trade between Israel and the Ukraine grew 18.7 percent to $335 million in the third quarter of the year, compared to the parallel period in 2005, the Israel-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce said Sunday.

Trade between Israel and the Ukraine grew 18.7 percent to $335 million in the third quarter of the year, compared to the parallel period in 2005, the Israel-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce said Sunday. Israeli exports consisted $91.1m. of the total, showing growth of 17% from last year with plastics, diamonds and metals making up the bulk of the sales. Imports from the Ukraine grew 19% to $243.3m. with metals, vegetation and food products dominating the goods bought. The chamber will launch a "business forum" Tuesday to encourage joint projects between the two countries' business communities.