Ukrainian agricultural exports reach $16.4 bln already this year


The exports of Ukrainian agricultural products over January-November of this year increased by $2.7 billion, or 19%, compared to the same period last year, and totaled $16.4 billion. The foreign trade turnover in agricultural products within this period reached $20.5 billion with the imports share of $4.1 billion.

Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine Olha Trofimtseva announced this, the Ministry’s press service reports.

“Over the eleven months of 2017, the exports of our agricultural and food products totaled $16.4 billion, being already $1 billion more than over the entire past year. I would like to reiterate that apart from oil exports growth we are seeing an increase in exports of many items, including processed food products, for example, sugar, butter, frozen beef, etc.,” the official noted.

The deputy minister added that the geographical structure of exports of Ukrainian agricultural and food products remained unchanged.

"We export mainly to the countries of Asia. The share was 43%, which is almost $7.04 billion. The share of the European countries was 31.8% or $5.2 billion, and that of the African countries – 14.5% or $ 2.4 billion," Trofimtseva said.


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