This is reported by the press service of the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine.
"The countries of Asia accounted for the greatest share of our agricultural exports ($5.525 billion). The EU countries accounted for $4.177 billion, the countries of Africa - $1.997 billion," Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister for European Integration Olha Trofimtseva noted.
According to her, the most significant items in the structure of exports were sunflower oil (24.8%), maize (18%), wheat and a mixture of wheat and rye (14.45%), soybeans (4.84%), barley (4.6%) and rapeseed (4.6%).
"We should note a significant increase in exports of certain commodity items compared to the previous year. For example, the exports of leguminous vegetables accounted for $20.9 million, butter and other milk fats - $64.2 million, frozen beef - $34.1 million. In addition, the exports of apricots, cherries, peaches and plums became 8.4 times greater and amounted to $6.4 million," Trofimtseva noted.