Ukraine increases tomatoes exports by 65% in 201611.01.2017 11:30 699
In 2016, Ukraine exported tomatoes worth $ 17.2 million, which is by 65% ($ 6.8 million) more compared with the figures in 2015, Latifundist.com reports, referring to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
Most of Ukrainian tomatoes exports, over 94%, were sold to Belarus and Poland. In particular, 79.4% ($ 13.7 million) of total tomatoes exports was delivered to Belarus, and 14.8% ($2.5 million) – to Poland.
At the same time, Ukraine imported tomatoes from Turkey and Spain to the amount of $30 million in 2016. In particular, imports from Turkey totaled $26 million (88.1% of total tomatoes imports) and from Spain - $ 1.9 million (6.5%).
As earlier reported, in January-August 2016, 2.3 tonnes of Ukrainian tomatoes were shipped to the European market, while for the same period in 2015, Ukraine managed to export only 243 tonnes to the EU countries.