REUTERS The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1) estimated foreign direct investment in Ukraine&#39;s economy at US$0.8 billion. Read alsoEBRD to double investment in Ukraine&#39;s economy Over 60% of the investment was injected into the real sector, according to the NBU inflation report for April, published on its website. Extractive industry, as well as production of glass and products made of it were in the lead in terms of invested funds, the regulator said. As reported, debt-equity swap operations accounted for 41% of investment in the banking sector. UNIAN memo. Foreign direct investment in Ukraine&#39;s economy in 2018 was estimated at US$2.5 billion, while 60% of this figure was channeled into the real sector, according to the National Bank.