India ranks first among the countries – importers of Ukrainian agricultural products. This was stated by Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food Olga Trofimova, according to AgroPortal.
“The results of 2016, the trade of agricultural products between our countries amounted to $1,683 billion, of which Ukrainian exports of $1.58 billion And already in the first half of 2017 India imported our products to reach $1,035 billion,” said Trofimova.
According to her, 30% of the total exports of Ukrainian crude sunflower oil accounted for the Indian market.
She also added that the key goods of Ukrainian agricultural exports to India during this period were: oil $807,690 million, grain crops – $187.5 million, residues and waste from the food industry – $21,408 million, vegetables $13,552 million and butter – $1,276 million
“We still have a number of agricultural products where we see specific opportunities for increasing Ukrainian exports to India. According to analytical research, the demand in this market will, for example, use whey, dried leguminous vegetables and walnuts, sunflower oil and rapeseed. In addition, the competitive there can be a Ukrainian juices, yeast, wine, alcohol, bran and fodder flour cereals and oilseeds,” said the Deputy Minister.
Earlier it was reported that agricultural exports of Ukraine in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year increased by 28%, or $1.91 billion In the export structure of leading countries of Asia (40.4 per cent), the EU (31.6%) and Africa (17.9 per cent).