Ukraine is EU's third-largest agricultural exporter


Ukraine has become the third-largest exporter of agricultural goods to the European Union (EU) last year, Ukraine's Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister Natalia Mykolska said on Tuesday.

"The agricultural complex is currently a driver of our trade with the EU. Ukraine has entered the top three countries that supply farm products to the EU," Mykolska was quoted as saying by the Economic Development and Trade Ministry's press service.

According to the ministry, Ukraine sold food and agricultural products worth some 4.12 billion U.S. dollars in 2016 to the EU countries, up 1.6 percent year-on-year.

Ukraine's traditionalexports items, such as grain, oils and oilseeds, led the supplies to the Europeanmarket last year, the ministry said.

To further boost the sales, Ukraine will step up efforts to align its farm products with European standards, it said.


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