Ukraine’s pea exports increased by 82% from last season’s total


 Ukraine continued exporting peas at a record pace in May 2017. Pea exports from the country totaled 49.7 KMT that month, or 2.3 times more than in May 2016.

Ukrainian exporters shipped abroad 442.3 KMT of peas in 2016/17 season by June, i.e. already up 82% from last season’s total (242.5 KMT in MY 2015/16), reports UkrAgroConsult.

India and Pakistan are still the main end markets for Ukrainian peas and their purchases are on the rise. India imported 153.6 KMT of peas from Ukraine in the period under review, or 46% more than for the whole last season. Pakistan boosted imports of Ukrainian peas by 90% to 69.9 KMT against 36.8 KMT in MY 2015/16.

In general, Ukraine has substantially diversified the end markets for its peas this season, having raised their number to 96 countries from last season’s 74. It is worth pointing out that the new destinations in the current season include African countries such as Sudan, Algeria, Mozambique, Sierra-Leone and others.