Exports worth $229 million in 2018

Ukraine increases import of fruits and berries

Ukraine in 2018 exported $229 million worth of fruits and berries, which is 17% more than a year earlier. According to the Ukrsadprom association, the main products in this group were walnuts, which were delivered for $117 million, frozen fruits and berries for $78 million, apples and pears worth $15 million. Their total share in exports of horticultural products was 92%.

Ukrsadprom reported that, in 2018, exports of walnuts rose by 32%, to 41,000 tons, frozen fruits by 14%, to 48,000 tons, apples and pears by 79%, to 43,000 tons.

Apples of Ukrainian production were exported to 60 countries, the leaders are Belarus (40%), Moldova (14%), and Sweden (9%). The average price of domestic apples in foreign markets exceeded $350 per ton, and frozen berries $1,640 per ton.

Traditionally, the main markets for Ukrainian exporters remained the EU, which buy about two-thirds of Ukrainian fruits and berries. The largest number of Ukrainian products was exported to Poland (for $39.8 million), Turkey ($20.4 million), France ($15.7 million), Belarus ($13.8 million), Greece ($12.9 million), the Netherlands ($11.2 million), and Italy ($10.2 million).

Source: open4business.com.ua


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