Agricultural products exports from Ukraine 4.5% up in 2016

2.02.2017 р., 16:15

The ministry said that agricultural products exports totaled 42.5% of total exports from the country. "We reached growth in the cost of exports of our products last year. The products mainly exported in 2016 were traditionally grain crops, oil and oilseeds. The top ten most popular products for exports were also soybeans, sugar and meat," Deputy Agricultural Policy and Food Minister for European Integration Olha Trofimtseva said. She said that foreign trade turnover of the agricultural sector in 2016 reached $19.6 billion. This is 26.1% of total foreign trade turnover of the country. "Our task is to continue working on geographical and commodity diversification of our agricultural exports and attract small and medium-sized players to exports," she said. According to the ministry, the share of Asian countries of total exports of agricultural products was 45.9% ($7.1 billion), European countries – 27.5% ($4.2 billion), African – 15.7% ($2.4 billion), CIS – 7.7% ($1.1 billion), the United States – 0.9% ($44.9 million) and other countries – 2.9% ($440.7 million).

Agricultural products exports from Ukraine 4.5% up in 2016

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