Trade networks of Ukraine: the impact of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic




trade network, development, analysis, turnover, corona crisis


Introduction. Active transformation pro­cesses require effective measures to address the negative effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
ProblemAs trade is one of the important factors in assessing the standard of living of so­ciety, the reaction of retail chains to the crisis, identifying the main activities and prospects for further development, require additional research.
The aim of the article is to analyze the reaction of retail chains to the impact of qua­rantine measures and the directions of their further development in the crisis in Ukraine and the world.
Methods. The study used methods of com­parison, grouping, generalization, statistical eva­luation methods and systematization.
Results. Retail chains have been signi­fi­cantly affected by the effects of the pandemic, but their activities have remained at the proper level due to the sale of essential commodities. For further development, among other things, various types of online services and platforms that attract consumers are being actively imple­mented. As a result, all groups of retail chains in 2020 increased the number of outlets and sales, as well as identified prospects for deve­lopment.
Conclusions. Trade networks, as one of the important indicators of the life of the popula­tion, continue to develop in times of crisis. Due to quarantine measures, retail chains were forced to adapt to new conditions and introduce new services and platforms to meet the needs of consumers and businesses, which allowed to increase sales. Analyzing the main indicators, it was found that retail chains will continue to develop, although the pace of development will be slower than in previous years.

Author Biographies

Alla US, State University of Trade and Economics

Postgraduate Student of the Department of Financial Analysis and Auditing

Viktoriia MYSIUK, State University of Trade and Economics

PhD(Economics), Senior Lecturer, Department of Financial Analysis and Auditing


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How to Cite

US А. ., & MYSIUK В. . (2022). Trade networks of Ukraine: the impact of the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic. Commodities·and·markets, 41(1), 46–55.