As for last year the net balance of payments is positive – it means that the inflow of foreign currency into the country exceeded the outflow. The surplus is $ 1.3 bln that corresponds to the forecast of experts of the Institute of the Future. For comparison: there was surplus – $0.8 bln – in 2015, $13.3 bln – a deficit was recorded in 2014. Balance of payments – a key factor determining the currency rate. The external surplus in 2016 indicates that there are no prerequisites for a deep devaluation of Ukrainian national currency.