REUTERS Ukraine imported 7.7 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas worth US$1.5 billion from European countries in January-August 2019. Read alsoUkrtransgaz completes upgrade of gas pipeline on border with Poland for reverse supplies Ukraine received 3.2 bcm of gas worth US$621.4 million from traders registered in Switzerland, 2.44 bcm worth US$472.8 million from Germany, 448.3 million cubic meters (mcm) worth US$85.9 million from the Czech Republic. Some 419.7 mcm worth US$81.7 million arrived from Hungary, 305.1 mcm worth US$66.1 million from Poland, 267.2 mcm worth US$72.4 million from Austria, 274 mcm worth US$55.1 million from France, 144.2 mcm worth US$36.28 million from the United Kingdom, and 119 mcm worth US$29.3 million from Luxembourg, according to the State Statistics Service. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine in 2018 imported 10.39 bcm of natural gas totaling US$3.12 billion. Ukraine in late November 2015 stopped purchasing natural gas from Russia&#39;s Gazprom. In general, the country doubled gas imports from Europe in 2015 from 2014, to 10.3 bcm, reducing by 56.5% the purchase of hydrocarbons from Russia. In 2016, Ukraine imported 11.1 bcm of gas from Europe alone, while gas imports in 2017 totaled 13.9 bcm. Natural gas shipments from abroad in 2017 were estimated at US$3.228 billion.