Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian households&#39; spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018) accounted for 42.1% of consumer&#39;s final expenditures. Read alsoUkraine&#39;s central bank forecasts tobacco, alcohol price hikes in 2018 Ukrainians spent UAH 211.868 billion (US$8 billion) on food and soft drinks over the period under review, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said. At the same time, they bought alcohol and tobacco worth UAH 37.978 billion ($1.4 billion), which accounted for 7.6% of the expenditures. The households&#39; final expenditures the first three months of 2018 were estimated at UAH 503.557 billion ($19.2 billion). As UNIAN reported earlier, in January-May 2018, meat and meat products in Ukraine rose in price by 26.1%, butter and animal fats by 16.8%, milk, cheese and eggs by 23.7%, and bread by 18.4%.