“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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