Food Industry <br />Economics

Food Industry

ISSN Print: 2312-847X
ISSN Online:2411-4111
ISO: 26324:2012


Martynovsky V.; Buraha L.

Key words: small and medium businesses; bank loans; NBU statistics; interest; funding; state support

Page: 67-73


Small and medium business in Ukraine is 99% of all business entities. But at the same time,it is in need of
funding very much. In this article, discusses one of the sources of funds, namely, bank lending. Today banks
are showing greater interest in lending to this segment of the market, as evidenced by the gradual increase
in the number of banks that provide special services for small and medium-sized businesses, and the annual
increase in the total amount of credits banks (according to the NBU data). The main activities of the most
credited are the wholesale and retail trade, as well as the processing industry. These are sectors that generate
more income and quickly pay for themselves. Lending to agricultural and food industry is very small. It is
connected with the reluctance of entrepreneurs to engage in such a labor-intensive and unprofitable
Lending of small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine has a number of problems, among which are:
high interest rates, short-term lending, the lack of a beginning entrepreneur start-up capital, etc. For solution
of these problems required active participation of both the state and banking institutions.


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