“As we feed Europe”: the TOP 5 products that Ukraine exports to the EU

Ukraine every year, exports to Europe more and more food. Thus, the exports of Ukrainian agricultural-industrial complex in EU countries in January-may 2019 rose by 30.8% compared to the same period of 2018. Now the figure is of 2.97 billion dollars.
Most often in Europe go to such Ukrainian products:

1. Cereals – by 1.4 billion dollars.

2. Vegetable oil – 610,5 million dollars;.

3. Seeds and fruits oilseeds – 177,4 million dollars.

4. Meat and poultry offal – 86 million dollars.

5. Fruits, nuts and zest – 53 million dollars.

Ukraine has long been holding the position of one of the largest grain producers in the world. Every year we grow millions of tons of wheat, barley, rye, oats, corn fields of southern and Central regions.

Over the past five years the total volume of grain production in Ukraine does not fall below 60 million tons. This year agrarians have already collected almost 40 tons of early grain and leguminous crops, which is 98% of the forecast collection. Of them – 4.7 million tons exported to the EU.

Therefore, it is logical that crops Ukraine provides most countries of Europe and the billions in profits.

In second place in the structure of Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU – vegetable oil. Ukraine is covered with acres of sunflower fields, which are not only pleasing to the eye, but also bring the country huge revenues.

Good harvest of sunflower is a good basis for the production of oilseed products. So, only seven months of 2019, Ukraine supplied abroad 3.8 million tons of sunflower oil and 238 thousand tons of soybean. This is respectively 16% and as much as 81% more than the same period last year.

For example, the contribution of business in the food industry and the economy we took the System performance of Coca-Cola in Ukraine, the recently published Report of the company for the year 2018. The report was prepared by the audit company Baker Tilly and the independent research company GfK Ukraine.

Thus, according to the state statistics service, Ukraine is already ranked first in the world in the export of sunflower oil.

In addition to vegetable oils, Ukraine exports to the EU of seeds and fruits of oil plants. In particular sunflower seeds, canola, soybeans and flax. After processing of them get oil, biofuel, fabric, soap or directly added to food.

Implementation of oilseeds during the first half of 2019 have increased by 30.5% in comparison with January-June 2018. Just sold 5.4 million tons of seeds:

  • 3.7 million tons of sunflower seeds,
  • Of 1.58 million tons of soybeans
  • 144,9 thousand tons of rapeseed.

From their implementation by Ukraine only for the first six months of 2019 received 231 million dollars.

Every year the export of oilseeds in Europe. Therefore, we can predict that in several years Ukraine will be able to considerably large profits, and on the shelves of the EU will increase the number of such Ukrainian products.

On the shelves of European supermarkets can often be seen and meat birdsthat are brought there from Ukraine. Thus, in the first half of 2019, the export of meat products grew by almost 20% to 364 million dollars, compared to the same period last year.

Most of Ukraine to Europe put chicken, lamb, pork and sausages.

However, now we can safely say that soon Europe will be more Ukrainian meat. All because Ukraine has reached agreements with the EU on a gradual increase of quotas for Ukrainian exporters of poultry meat from 20 thousand tons to 70 thousand tons.

Completing the top-5 of Ukrainian products exported to the EU fruits, nuts and peel.

Growers in recent years are actively increasing the production volumes of fruit, especially walnuts. Therefore, Ukraine is gradually becoming a major player in the global market for the sale of this product.

Revenue from fruits and nuts exports from Ukraine in February 2019 was a record in history, reaching 24.8 per million dollars. Most often in Europe are supplied walnuts, fresh apples and frozen berries.

Summing up, we can confidently say that Ukraine is an influential player in the agricultural market of the EU. This, in turn, brings our country a good profit and stimulate the farmers to greater production.

The European market today one of the most voluminous and effective, he needs more Ukrainian agricultural products, which is used by our producers, says economist Andrew Novak.

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