Ukraine exports agricultural products worth almost $2.3 bln to EU in January-May 2018

Ukraine exports agricultural products worth almost $2.3 bln to EU in January-May 2018

In January-May 2018, trade turnover between Ukraine and the European Union increased by 7.8% compared to the same period in 2017 and totaled $3.4 billion, of which $2.3 billion – exports of Ukrainian agrarian and food products, according to Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine on European Integration Olha Trofimtseva. 

“Over the first five months of 2018, our agrarian exports to the European Union increased by $13 million compared to the same period in 2017,” she said, the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry reports.

Among the agrarian products mostly exported to the EU were grains ($862 million), vegetable oils ($465.8 million), residues and waste from the food industries ($220 million), oilseeds ($211.5 billion), poultry and by-products ($100.5 million), Trofimtseva said.

She also added that along with the traditional export products, Ukraine significantly increased the export of fruit juices (by $11 million, or twofold increase), confectionery products (by $ 8.3 million, or 89.4%), chocolate and other products containing cocoa (by $ 6.5 million, or 66.2%), dried leguminous vegetables (by $6.5 million, twofold increase), birds' eggs, not in shell and yolks, ($6.1 million, 20-fold increase).

According to the deputy minister, the countries importing the largest volumes of Ukrainian agricultural products in January-May 2018 were Netherlands (15.9%), Spain (14.1%), Italy (14%), Poland (14%), and Germany (9.3%). 


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