The new Cold War?

The history of Ukraine’s imports (in charts!)

Raghu Manavalan Mar 7, 2014

In the years since the end of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has grown economically. And while Russia remains Ukraine’s largest trading partner today, as it was in 1996, Ukraine is less dependent on Russia than it once was for key imports.

In the chart below, probably the most striking statistic is how China’s economic relationship with Ukraine has grown dramatically in just 15 years.

1996

2010

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