Vol. 14 No. 1 (2023):
Research Article

Spatial features of trade in goods between Ukrainian regions and France

Serhii Puhach
Lesia Ukrainka Volyn National University, Ukraine
Volodymyr Lazhnik
Lesia Ukrainka Volyn National University, Ukraine
Iryna Mandryk
Lesia Ukrainka Volyn National University, Ukraine
Exports of Ukrainian goods to France: regional differentiation (annual average for 2017–2021)

Published 2023-04-24


  • export of goods,
  • import of goods,
  • trade balance coefficient,
  • trade connectivity coefficient,
  • Ukraine,
  • France
  • ...More

How to Cite

Puhach, Serhii, Volodymyr Lazhnik, and Iryna Mandryk. 2023. “Spatial Features of Trade in Goods Between Ukrainian Regions and France”. European Journal of Geography 14 (1):47-60. https://doi.org/10.48088/ejg.s.puh.
Received 2023-01-31
Accepted 2023-04-24
Published 2023-04-24


Trade relations with EU countries have intensified since the signing of the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA). The EU lifted trade restrictions on Ukrainian exports and allowed Ukraine to expand trade in goods with the most developed countries, including France. In this paper, we aim to examine the spatial features of trade between Ukrainian regions and France in the context of growing trade and economic relations. We applied various methods such as comparative geographical analysis, statistical analysis, mapping, time series approach, typology and correlation analysis to study the dynamics of trade in goods between Ukrainian regions and France from 2017 to 2021 and to reveal the main geographical features in the distribution of export-import flows. Trade turnover with France increased the most in regions with a high level of socio-economic development. It was found that trade between the regions of Ukraine and France is characterised by spatial asymmetry due to the element of geographical distance. Compared to the eastern regions, the western regions have a higher volume of exports and imports of commodities and a higher coefficient of trade linkage with France. In the spatial differentiation of trade in goods between Ukraine and France, there is a high variability and asymmetry in export and import measures.

Research Highlights:

-The western regions of Ukraine trade more with France than the eastern regions
-The interaction is more intense in the regions with a high level of socio-economic development
-Kyiv accounts for 58.5% of French goods


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