For eight months of 2017, the export of Ukrainian agricultural and food products increased $2.3 billion or 24.5% compared to the corresponding period in 2016, to almost $11.5 billion About it reports a press-service of Ministry of agrarian policy and food.
“During this period, Ukraine exported mainly the following product groups: sunflower oil, safflower or cotton – 26,25% of the AgroExport, corn – 20,34% wheat and mixture of wheat is 12.87%, poultry meat – 2,29% and other”, – said Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food Olga Trofimova.
According to her, the top 5 key buyers of Ukrainian agricultural products entered India (it exported $1.3 billion), Egypt ($986,1 million), Netherlands ($762,8 million), Spain ($731,6 million), China ($631,8 million).
“EU countries take the second place in the regional structure of our agricultural exports. Our exports to the European market increased by 37.3%, or $ 988 million during the reporting period, and amounted to $3.6 billion,” said by Trofimova.
She added that in the General structure of the foreign trade turnover of agricultural products the share of the European Union of 35.2%.
Earlier it was reported that during eight months of 2017 the exports of oilseeds from Ukraine increased by almost half.