Most Christmas decorations, produced in Ukraine are exported. Ukrainian Christmas tree decorations are sold in 25 countries around the world. This was stated by Alexander Sokolov, the General Director of the analytical company Pro-Consulting, reports Delo.
According to him, this trend occurred for two reasons: Ukrainians to save on Christmas toys and go for cheap Chinese products.
In 2016 the volume of exports of toys totaled $5.3 million, of which 63.3 per cent were sold in Europe. For 9 months of 2017 in the EU, Ukrainian companies sent toys totaling $3.4 million, which is 71,57% of the total exports. The main buyers of Christmas decorations were Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland. Popular Ukrainian Christmas toys from European consumers caused by the ratio of price and quality.
Most manufacturers of Christmas decorations is concentrated in the Western regions of Ukraine. According to market operators, the share of Ukrainian products in the domestic market is 25-30%.
Import goods of category “products for new year holidays” in Ukraine in 2016 amounted to $6.1 million Main supplier is China with a share of 98.1% ($6 million). For the first 9 months of 2017 the volume of imports to Ukraine amounted to $2.7 million This difference in the volume of supply is due to seasonality – the largest volume of imports came in the November – December, which is not accounted for in the statistics of the current year. As in the previous year the imports for 9 months of 2017 is the Chinese products. The share of more expensive products from Europe in this period, had 3.9 percent.
Earlier it was reported that the cost of food for new year’s table in Ukraine for the year increased by almost half.