Ukraine’s food exports were virtually unchanged during the first half of the year, hitting $8.6 billion
Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ukraine’s food exports were virtually unchanged during the first half of the year, hitting $8.6 billion

Ukraine’s food exports were virtually unchanged during the first half of the year, hitting $8.6 billion, compared to $8.7 billion last year, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food reports. The top three markets remain the same: Asia — 43%; European Union — 30%; and Africa – 15%. Export leaders are: grains — 37%; vegetable oils — 26%; and oilseeds – 7.5%. Olha Trofimtseva, deputy minister for European integration, spotlights dynamism of smaller export products: eggs – up 2.1 times to $28 million; apples, pears and quince – up 5.3 times to $7 million; legumes up by 58.3 times to $11 million; and butter – up by 65% to $29 million.

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