Ukrainian supplies of fresh eggs in shell on overseas market in 2017 will increase against last year’s results more than 1.5 times. This was stated by senior researcher of the National scientific center Institute of agrarian Economics Svitlana Pashko, according to AgroPortal.
According to her, only for January-October 2017 Ukraine exported 71,5 thousand tons of eggs against 50.7 thousand tons last year.
Most Ukrainian fresh in-shell eggs during 10 months of 2017 bought the countries of Asia and Africa. Leading position in the ranking of the largest importers for several years to hold the United Arab Emirates
“This country (UAE – ed.) who in 2012 bought only of 1.13 thousand tons of Ukrainian eggs, rapidly increasing volumes of import of this kind of domestic products. 5 years UAE have increased the volume of import almost 20 times and 2016 purchased in Ukraine have already 20,9 thousand tons of eggs. The volume of exports to this country, 2017 may reach a record high, because from the beginning the supply of eggs to the UAE amounted to 34 thousand tons”, – said Pasko.
The five largest importers of Ukrainian egg production include UAE (47.6% of total of exports), Iraq (18,0%), Qatar (up 8.0%), Liberia (4,9%) and Sierra Leone (4.9 per cent). Together, these five countries accounted for about 85% of domestic exports of in-shell eggs.
Earlier it was reported that for the first three quarters of 2017, Ukraine set a record for the export of eggs.