In January-September 2018 in Ukraine have been imported agricultural products almost 3.9 billion US dollars. It 690 million or 20.8% over the first 9 months of last year.
These are the data of the State statistics service, Deputy Director of the National scientific center “Institute of agrarian economy”, corresponding member of NAAS Nikolai Pugachev.
What to buy
Commodity structure of import of food products in Ukraine for several years is unchanged. The cost of the procurement of all key imported goods, except for tobacco growing, the expert said.
Among the leaders by volumes of purchases – fruits, mainly citrus and bananas. Imports for 9 months of 2018 amounted to 319 million dollars.
Significant share of purchases of foreign food accounts for fish, crustaceans and molluscs. In the import products of this group of products, which for the first 9 months of this year amounted to $ 371 million, dominated by frozen fish. It was purchased at 239 million.
On imported fish for fruit spend most of the
Sunflower seeds for sowing in January-September 2018 imported to 214 million dollars, and corn seed – at 114 million.
The volume of supply to Ukraine coffee and tea during this period amounted to 147 million dollars, and chocolate, cocoa and its products – 207.
Oil was imported to 167 million, and deliveries of ethyl alcohol amounted to 153 million dollars.
Together these products make up more than 51% of the value of domestic imports of agricultural products, summed up Mykola Pugachov.
The main suppliers of agricultural products in Ukraine are the state of the European Union. The import volume from this region amounted to 1 billion 940 million dollars, that is half purchasing.
The main importer of Ukraine – EU
In Asia, our country has bought food for 737 million (19%), and Latin America – $ 294 million (or 7.6%).
Traditionally, among the largest suppliers in the Ukraine are Poland (402 million dollars), Germany (366 million), France (185 million), Italy (184 million), the US (175 million) and the Netherlands (160 million).