In January-February of 2018 the foreign trade turnover of the agro-industrial complex amounted to $3.7 billion, $2.8 billion of which is accounted for the export of Ukrainian agrarian and food products. This was said by the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on Eurointegration Olha Trofimtseva, agronews.ua reported.
"Over the first two months of this year, Ukrainian agrarian exports increased by $102.1 million compared to the corresponding period of 2017 and amounted to $ 2.8 billion. Our traditional export leaders are cereals with a share of 35.3%, oil - 24.1% and oilseeds -12%," the Deputy Minister noted.
According to Trofimtseva, the export of Ukrainian poultry meat has increased over this period by $29 million, eggs - by $ 11.4 million, butter - by $20 million, chocolate - by $7.5 million, grape wines - by $ 6, 1 million.
"It is important to note that the export of Ukrainian products to the EU for this period increased by 28.1% or $224.7 million, and reached $1.025 billion. Thus, at the moment, the EU accounts for 36.5% of our agricultural exports," Deputy Minister for European Integration said.
She added that India became the largest importer of Ukrainian agrarian and food products in January-February 2018, exporting products worth $335.9 million. Also, five of the largest countries included Spain - $201.1 million, the Netherlands - $199, 3 million, Egypt - $189.6 million and Italy - $185.6 million.