Ukraine imported almost 1 million tons of various fruit from abroad in 2020. According to the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club (UCAB), this is 8% more than in 2019.
A recent UCAB report claims: "Ukrainians have begun to consume more fruit, which is evidenced not only by official statistics on the level of fruit consumption, but also by the growth of imports. In 2020, Ukraine imported almost 1 million tons of various fruit.”
The UCAB notes that this is Ukraine’s highest amount of fruit imports, which exceeds the same figure last year by 8% and a figure recorded five years ago by 1.5 times.
Ukrinform.net quoted UCAB Analyst Svitlana Lytvyn as saying: “It should be noted that imports consists mainly of fruit and berries that are not grown in Ukraine due to unfavorable climatic conditions. The only exceptions are apples, but their share in the total structure of imports is insignificant - only 1%.”
Meanwhile, a third of all deliveries consists of bananas, followed by tangerines (19% of imports), oranges (9%), lemons (7%) and peaches (5%).