"In 2021, metallurgy and agricultural products were Ukraine’s major exports, and most domestic industries showed a significant increase compared to 2020," the press service of the Ministry of Economy informs.
Last year, exports of base metals and articles thereof totaled $ 15.98 billion (up 77% compared to 2020); plant products – $15.55 billion (up 30.9%); mineral products – $8.42 billion (up 58%); animal, vegetable fats and oils – $7.05 billion (up 22.6%); equipment, machinery and mechanisms – $4.82 billion (up 7.4%).
Moreover, exports of finished food products (totaling $3.8 billion, up 13.1% compared to 2020), chemicals and related products ($2.76 billion, up 36.7%), wood and wooden products ($2.01 billion, up 42.6%) soared in 2021.
“Our key task is to open as many foreign markets as possible to Ukrainian producers. We plan [to open] at least 40 markets in 2022. It is important to lift restrictions and deepen our presence, to stimulate double-digit trade growth,” said First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yulia Svyrydenko.
As reported, the exports of goods from Ukraine totaled $68.24 billion in 2021, being an all-time high since 2012. Similar export performance was recorded in 2011 ($68.39 billion) and in 2012 ($68.81 billion).