Ukraine loses $5 million of export revenues due to ASF

In 7 months of 2017, the Ukrainian exporters received $8.3 million in revenue from external supplies of fresh, chilled and frozen pork. This is at least $5 million less than it was expected due to the spread of ASF.

This information was reported by the Association of Pig breeders in Ukraine (APU) with reference to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

It was also noted that in 2016, Belarus, Armenia, Moldova, and Romania refused to buy Ukrainian pork and its products.

"Belarus played a minor role on this list. The similar situation is with Romania. This market for Ukrainian pork suppliers was "closed" even before the ban due to ASF since the country is one of the EU member countries. During 7 months in 2016, traders sold 0.57 thousand tons of pork with a total value of $0.87 million to Armenia," the report said.

Analysts note that the stoppage of trade with Moldova was rather painful. 3 years ago, the country actively purchased Ukrainian pork. Through January-July 2014, 2 thousand tons of pork with an aggregate value of $ 5.5 million were exported to Moldova.

Let us remind that as of August 1, 2017, the number of pigs in agricultural enterprises in Ukraine constitutes about 3.49 million heads.

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