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Ukraine continues to increase exports of agricultural products, - Olga Trofimtseva

published 13 June 2019 15:31

According to the results of the first quarter of 2019, the foreign trade turnover of Ukraine amounted to $ 25.9 billion, $ 6.9 billion (26.6%) of which - products of the agro-industrial complex. It was reported by Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olga Trofimtseva.

According to her, in comparison with the same period of 2018, the foreign trade turnover of agricultural products increased by 18.4% (or by $ 1.07 billion) and exports – by 22.5% (or by $ 989.9 million). In general, agro-exports amounted to almost $ 5.4 billion.

"The most important factors in the formation of a positive balance in foreign trade in agro-industrial complex are significant export of grain crops, which took 45.4% of agricultural exports for this period, 22.2% of oils and 6.7% of oilseeds", - Acting Minister noted.

She added that in the regional structure of exports of agricultural products for three months of this year, the leading positions occupy Asia countries with a share of 40.9%, the EU countries - 34.9%, Africa - 15.3%, CIS countries - 6, 3%.

The main countries to which Ukrainian products were exported were India (9.9%), Egypt (8.6%), China (7.5%), Turkey (7.4%), the Netherlands (7%) and Spain (6.3%). Italy - 4%, Poland - 3.3%, Belarus - 2.9%, Germany - 2.9%.


Reference:

TOP-10 agricultural products exported in January-March 2019

No.

Product name

Export

Share in export,%

tons

thousand USD


Maize

10 893 333

10 893 333

10 893 333


Sunflower, safflower or cotton oil

1 688 178

1 129 110

20,95


Wheat and mixture of wheat and rye

2 876 957

606 583

11,26


Oilcake and other solid residious obtained from the extraction of vegetable fats and oils, with the exception of soy and peanut residious oils

1 370 457

291 007

5,40


Soy

809 424

267 784

4,97


Meat and offal of poultry

103 573

146 864

2,73


Oilcake and other solid residious of soybean oil

214 108

78 657

1,46


Rape seeds

169 226

71 507

1,33


Soybean oil

98 045

61 092

1,13


Cigars, cigarillos and cigarettes, with tobacco or its substitutes

5 411

55 032

1,02

 

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