Ukraine Jan-Aug current account deficit widens to $8.164 bln

KIEV, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Ukraine recorded a current account deficit of $8.164 billion in January-August against a $4.819 billion gap in the same period in 2011, the central bank said on Monday.

The increase was mainly due to a higher trade deficit, which rose to $8.563 billion in the same period against $5.269 billion a year earlier, the bank said in a statement.

However, the capital account surplus was $8.468 billion in January-August, fully covering the current account deficit, the bank said.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov)

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