“In the first quarter of 2019, Ukraine’s exports of agricultural products to the EU countries grew by 24.4% compared with 2018, and total $1.88 billion,” she wrote on Facebook.
She noted that imports of agricultural products from the EU countries amounted to $734.6 million, which is 9.9% more compared to the corresponding period in 2018.
According to the deputy minister, the top five countries importing Ukrainian agricultural products in January-March 2019 were Netherlands ($379 million), Spain ($342 million), Italy ($215 million), Poland ($178 million), and Germany ($157 million).
Among the top five EU countries exporting to Ukraine were Poland ($150 million), Germany ($120 million), France ($85 million), Italy ($67 million) and Hungary ($49 million).
The key agricultural products exported to the EU from Ukraine over the reporting period were grains (50%), vegetable oils (17.8%), food industry residues and waste (8.5%).
Among the key agricultural products imported by Ukraine from the EU countries were corn (9.6%), food products (9%), oilseed crops (6.2%), tobacco and tobacco goods (6.1%), animal feed (5.4%).
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