REUTERS Ukraine&#39;s balance of payments showed a surplus of US$18 million in January-April 2018, which was almost 95.2% down against that of $286 million year-over-year (y-o-y). The surplus of the balance of payments was $290 million in April 2018 alone, which was 66.7% down against a surplus of $970 million recorded a year ago, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). Read alsoEU ambassadors endorse agreement on EUR 1 bln in loans for UkraineIn April 2018, the current account saw a small positive balance ($175 million). Since year-start, the current account deficit has totaled $202 million. The financial account saw a net inflow of capital falling to $119 million in April 2018, the NBU said. As UNIAN reported earlier, the surplus of Ukraine&#39;s balance of payments in 2017 stood at $2.566 billion, which was twice the surplus posted in 2016. The balance showed a surplus for the third year in a row.