The record holder in the export
A new record of agro-export is expected in Ukraine
According to the results of January-June 2018, Ukrainian agrarian exports amounted to $ 8.6 billion. This is an application for a record.
The total foreign trade turnover of agricultural products reached $ 11.3 billion, which is 3.5% more than in the same period last year, and makes up 23% of the total foreign trade turnover of Ukraine. This was told by the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration Olga Trofimtseva.
“Last year, Ukrainian agrarian exports reached record results and amounted to almost $ 18 billion. This year we also expect no less result, given the conjuncture of world markets, such goods as cereals,” Olga Trofimtseva noted.
According to the deputy minister, grain crops with a share of 36.8%, vegetable oils – 26.2% and oilseeds – 7.5% remain the goods-leaders of Ukrainian agrarian exports.
At the same time, for the first half of the current year the following commodity groups showed the highest growth rates of exports: bird eggs – by 2.1 times (by $ 27.7 million), apples, pears and quince – by 5.3 times (by $ 6, 7 million), leguminous vegetables, peeled or not peeled – by 58.3 times (by $ 11 million), butter and other fats made from milk – by 65.2% (by $ 29.2 million) and others.