(Statistical data of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine for 2016 is used)
The type of economic activity "Manufacturing industry" includes processes of physical or chemical processing of materials, substances or components for the purpose of production of new products, although these processes can not be applied as the only universal criterion for determining the type of production. Recycled materials, substances or components are derived from raw materials. Substantial change, recovery, or reconstruction of goods is usually considered a conversion activity.
In Ukraine, this type of economic activity employs 33.1 thousand active enterprises (5.5% of the total number of active enterprises and 83.7% of the total number of industrial enterprises). Three of the leaders in terms of the number of active enterprises include Kyiv (18.8% of the number of active enterprises of this type of economic activity), Kharkiv (8.7%) and Dnipropetrovsk (8.5%) of the oblast.
The volume of sales of goods (goods, services) by enterprises of this type of economic activity is 1,137.8 billion UAH (64.4% of the total volume of industrial products sold). The largest volumes of sales: food products (28.5%) and metallurgical production (24.1%, of which 66% are sold outside the country).
The industry of Ukraine employs 2,494,800 people (15,3% of the total employment of the country). The need for employers of processing industry enterprises in employees according to the data of the state employment service at the end of 2016 amounted to 7.8 thousand people. Of the total number of vacancies, every fifth was in the processing industry. The growth of the needs of employers in workers, compared to 2015, was observed in all types of economic activity, in addition to providing other types of services. In 2016, out of the total number of registered unemployed, 66.8 thousand people were employed in this type of economic activity. It is 9,4% lower than in the previous year and accounts for 16,3% of the total number of employed unemployed. Among the total number of registered unemployed at the end of 2016, every eighth worked previously in the processing industry.
The average monthly wage in this type of economic activity in December 2016 is UAH 6540. The highest level of average monthly wages in enterprises producing basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceuticals is UAH 12865, which is by 79.4% higher than in the industry as a whole and almost twice as high as the average wage in Ukraine.