Ukraine has increased by more than a third of agricultural exports to the European Union

For 2017 Ukraine exported to the EU products by 5.8 billion dollars.

This was stated by Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine on European integration Olga Trofimova, reported the press service of the Ministry of agriculture.

“For several years the EU takes second place in the regional structure of our agricultural and food exports. Very happy to note that by the end of 2017, the export of our agricultural and food products to European countries rose by 37.1%, or nearly $1.6 billion to $5.8 billion For me personally, these figures mean that the FTA Agreement between Ukraine and the EU works effectively and produces results for our agricultural sector. In addition, the growth in exports to EU countries is a sign of a successful reorientation of the majority of our agricultural exporters to new markets after the loss of the Russian market”,- she said.

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According to Trofimovoj, the main products that Ukraine supplied to the EU last year, are the cereals – $ 1.7 billion. oil and 1.4 billion. seeds of oilseed crops – $ 1.1 billion.

“In addition, the growth of our exports in 2017 in the EU also due to the increase in the supply of niche, processed and prepared foods. For example, exports of poultry meat increased in 2017 compared with 2016 for $64,9 million, products of flour and cereals – by $32.4 million, juices – $28.3 million, honey, for $25.5 million, confectionery products – by $15.4 million, butter – $11.7 million”,- said the Deputy Minister on European integration, adding that the most exported Ukrainian goods to the Netherlands (18%), Spain (14.3 percent), Poland (13.2%), and Italy (12%) and Germany (10.5 per cent).

At the same time, the Ministry said that the Ukraine last year imported European agrotourism by 17.2% more than in 2016.

“In General, the imports amounted to $2.3 billion And the main products of our import was tobacco and its products, chocolate and products made from cocoa beans, animal feed, alcoholic beverages and various other food products” – summed up Trafimava.

Note, by the end of 2017, the foreign trade turnover of agricultural and food products between Ukraine and the countries of Europe grew by 30.8%, or $1.9 billion, and amounted to $8.1 billion.

We will remind, in 2017 Ukraine has significantly increased the volume of export of Ukrainian cheese, whey and condensed milk. While the volume of supply of butter in the European Union in General take second place in a world first for New Zealand.

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