According to the results of January 2019 agribusiness exports totaled $ 1.7 billion and showed a growth of almost 22,5%.
This is related by the Acting. Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olga Trofimtseva.
"In the first month 2019 Ukrainian agricultural exports continued to grow and increased by $ 321 million compared with January 2018 of the year", - said the Acting. Minister.
she added, that the leaders of Ukrainian agricultural exports are traditionally cereals with a share 44,6% the overall structure of the agricultural exports, oil - 19,8% and oilseeds - 9,7%.
"What I would like to draw attention separately, it is to changes in the regional agribusiness exports. On the first place among the EU countries out of our markets, where we are in January of this year exported goods $ 668 million. Asian countries have given way to our European neighbors, with a score of just over $ 641 million, and third place in Africa, where Ukrainian Agroexport was during this period $ 292.2 million ", - said Olga Trofimtseva.
"Given the positive trends in the export of products of AIC and its importance from the point of view of the formation of foreign exchange earnings, I would like to once again draw attention to the problems of export logistics, first railway, especially for grains and oilseeds. Considering that, that critical issues in logistics are on the agenda, Ministry of Agrarian Policy with representatives of the sector decided to resume regular work of interdepartmental operative headquarters for solving logistics problems in the agricultural sector and to focus its work not only in dealing with current business issues, but also to work on more strategic topics of agricultural logistics ", - said the Acting. Minister.
TOP 5 key importing countries of our agricultural and food products in January was as follows (in terms of exports in monetary terms):
• Egypt - $ 153.6 million,
• The Netherlands - $ 149.9 million,
• India - $ 143.9 million,
• Spain - $ 135.8 million,
• Turkey - $ 112.3 million.
"During this period, imports of food products also increased in comparison with January 2018 year 9,5% and made $ 462.6 million. The most actively Ukraine imported fruits, nuts, fish, tobacco and products made of it, Cocoa beans and chocolate, cereals, coffee, tea , spices and oil ", - added Olga Trofimtseva.