Export of Ukrainian tomatoes in 2017 dropped to the lowest level in 10 years
In 2017, Ukraine sharply reduced its presence in the international market of tomato, reports APK-Inform.
According to customs reports, in 2017 Ukraine exported 21 thousand tons, which is 41% less than a year ago and is a record low for the last 10 years.
"Ukraine significantly reduced the supply to all major markets. Thus, export to Belarus, which is the main importer of Ukrainian tomatoes for the last three years, decreased 41% and amounted to 17.6 thousand tons," analysts note.
Among the European countries, the main export direction was traditionally Poland. However, the export of Ukrainian tomatoes to the market of this country in 2017 dropped 36% — to 1.8 thousand tons.
"Last year, Ukraine exported to the EU slightly over 3 thousand tons of tomatoes, which is 21% less as compared to the results of 2016," the report says.