Ukrainian agricultural exports to EU countries grew by more than 37% in 2017, - Trofimtseva

20.02.2018 11:49

According to the results of 2017, foreign trade in agrarian and food products between Ukraine and European countries increased by 30.8%, or $ 1.9 billion, and amounted to $ 8.1 billion. At the same time, Ukraine exported products to EU countries for $ 5.8 billion, thus forming a rather serious positive balance in our bilateral trade. This was spoken by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration Olga Trofimtseva.

«For several years, the EU countries rank second in the regional structure of our agrarian and food exports. I am pleased to note that in the 2017, our agricultural and food products exports to European countries grew by 37,1 %, and amounted to $ 5.8 billion. Personally for me, these figures mean that the FTA between Ukraine and EU is working effectively and give result for our agrarian sector.

In addition, an increase in export to the EU countries is a sign of a successful reorientation of most of our exporters to new market after loss of the Russian market», - the Deputy Minister said.

 The main products of Ukrainian agroexport, which were supplied to the EU market in 2017, are grain cereals - $ 1.7 billion, oil - $ 1.4 billion, oil seeds - $ 1.1 billion. According to the Deputy Minister, the main products of Ukrainian agroexport, which were supplied to the EU market in 2017, are grain cereals - $ 1.7 billion, oil - $ 1.4 billion, oil seeds - $ 1.1 billion. Besides, the growth of our exports in the last 2017 to the EU countries also occurred due to increased supply of niche, processed and finished food products. For example, the export of poultry meat increased in 2017 compared to 2016 by $ 64.9 million, flour and cereal products - $ 32.4 million, juices - $ 28.3 million, honey - $ 25.5 million confectionery products - $ 15.4 million, butter -  $ 11.7 million ", - noted the Deputy Minister for European Integration. Olga Trofimtseva said that the TOP-5 trade partners of Ukraine in the EU are headed by the Netherlands with a share of 18%. And then Spain - 14.3%, Poland - 13.2%, Italy - 12% and Germany - 10.5%. "Last year we also imported European agricultural products by 17.2% more than in 2016. In total, imports totaled $ 2.3 billion. The main products of our imports were tobacco and manufactured goods, chocolate and cocoa beans, animal feeds, alcoholic beverages and various other food products ", – Olga Trofimtseva summed up.

 

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