Export of Ukrainian agricultural products for 9M 2017 increased by 24%

Exports of agricultural products in January-September 2017 increased by 24.3% compared with the corresponding period of Y2016, and amounted to US$ 13.07 billion, or 41.7% of Ukraine's total exports.

This is reported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

"The geography of the main importing regions of Ukrainian agraricultural and food products has not changed during this period. Most of all, we exported to the countries of Asia for the amount of US$ 5.53 billion. The second biggest importer is the EU — US$ 4.18 billion, and the third place is taken by the African countries — US$ 1.99 billion," says Olga Trofimtseva, Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Deputy Minister for European Integration.

According to her, the most significant exports were sunflower oil — 24.8%, corn — 18%, wheat and a mixture of wheat and rye — 14.45%, soybean — 4.84%, barley — 4.6% and rape — 4.6%.

"A significant increase in the exports of certain commodity items compared with the previous year should be noted. For example, fresh or chilled pulses — for US$ 20.9 million, butter and other fats made from milk — for US$ 64.2 million, frozen beef — for US$ 34.1 million. Also, the export of apricots, cherries, peaches, plums increased almost 8.4 times and amounted to US$ 6.4 million," the Deputy Minister noted.

Reference: the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the grain market participants determined the volumes of export wheat in 2017/18 MY.  Wheat, wheat and rye mixes (meslin) volumes, which can be exported in 2017/18 MY, are determined at the level of 16.5 million tons

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