Ukraine's agricultural exports reached nearly $ 3 billion for 2 months of 2018, - Olga Trofimtseva

21.05.2018 17:50

In January-February 2018, the foreign trade turnover of agro-industrial products totaled $ 3.7 billion, of which $ 2.8 billion was accounted for exports of Ukrainian agricultural and food products.

 

This was spoken by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration Olga Trofimtseva.

"For the first two months of this year, Ukrainian agricultural exports increased by $ 102.1 million compared with the corresponding period of 2017 and amounted to $ 2.8 billion. Our traditional export leaders are grain crops with a share of 35.3%, oil - 24.1%, and seeds of oilseeds -12%, "the deputy Minister emphasized.

According to Ms. Trofimtseva, during this period, exports of Ukrainian poultry meat increased significantly - by $ 29 million, eggs - by $ 11.4 million, butter - by $ 20 million, chocolate - by $ 7.5 million, grape wines - by $ 6.1 million.

"It is important to note that exports of Ukrainian products to the EU during this period increased by 28.1% or $ 224.7 million, and reached $ 1.025 billion. Thus, currently the EU accounts for 36.5% of our agricultural exports, "- the Deputy Minister on European Integration noted.

She added that the largest importer of Ukrainian agricultural and food products in January-February 2018 was India, where the export of products was totaled $ 335.9 million. The Top-5 importing countries list consists of Spain - $ 201.1 million, the Netherlands - $ 199.3 million, Egypt - $ 189.6 million, and Italy - $ 185.6 million.

Note: the key products of Ukrainian agricultural exports in January-February 2018.

No

Product name

Exports

tons

ths., USD

1

Sunflower, safflower or cotton oils

851 847

641 253

2

Maize

4 107 808

626 046

3

Wheat and mixture of wheat and rye

1 912 625

323 471

4

Soy

761 979

286 258

5

Oilcake and other solid wastes obtained from the extraction of vegetable fats and oils, with the exception of soya and peanut butter residues

867 439

140 616

6

Meat and offal of poultry

44 445

68 866

7

Sugar

116 969

49 763

8

Rape seeds

84 226

36 819

9

Barley

207 471

35 514

10

Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes

3 567

32 553

11

Soybean oil

40 460

30 317

12

Other nuts

8 999

29 236

13

Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk

6 199

26 624

14

Chocolate and other products containing cocoa

9 756

26 523

15

Coke and other solid waste of soybean oil

69 374

24 721

16

Margarine

14 797

23 539

17

Bakery, confectionery

15 830

23 111

18

Sugar confectionery

12 788

20 173

19

Poultry eggs

16 556

19 058

20

Wheat flour

68 596

15 394

 

Total for selected products:

9 221 731

2479855

 

TOTAL

10 020 696

2 808 198

 


 

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