Exports of Ukrainian food products for the first half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, Ukraine was able to increase food exports only to Asian countries, purchased Ukrainian food by more than $ 4.9 billion, exceeding last year’s figure by 14.5%. The share of Asia during this period amounted to 47.4% of total agricultural exports.

Exports of agri-food products in January-June this year remained almost at the level of last year’s figures for the corresponding period (+ $ 0.1 billion) and amounted to $ 10.4 billion.

The main markets for domestic agricultural products are four regions – Asia, Africa, the European Union and the CIS. In the first half of this year, their total share amounted to more than 97% of the value of Ukrainian agricultural exports.

The share of European countries in foreign supplies of agricultural products from Ukraine decreased to 28.7%. In January-June 2020, they bought Ukrainian food for almost $ 3.0 billion, while last year for the same period the cost of supplies to this region amounted to $ 3.4 billion.

Exports to African countries remained almost at the level of the corresponding period last year and amounted to about $ 1.6 billion. The share of this region accounted for 15.2% of total agricultural exports from Ukraine.

At the same time, the export of domestic agricultural products to the CIS countries comes. In January-June this year, the countries of this region imported $ 0.6 billion worth of Ukrainian food, which accounted for 6.0% of total agricultural exports.

According to the results of the first half of 2020, the rating of importing countries of domestic agricultural products is headed by China, compared to the same period last year increased the volume of purchases of Ukrainian food more than one and a half times (+ 52.8%) – to $ 1410 million.

The second place is held by Egypt, which bought domestic products for $ 789 million.

India ranks third in the ranking, which in the first six months of 2020 imported from Ukraine agricultural products worth $ 743 million.

Ukrainian exporters also received significant assistance from:

The Netherlands ($ 709 million),
Spain ($ 583 million),
Turkey ($ 545 million),
Poland ($ 357 million),
Italy ($ 302 million),
Belarus ($ 250 million).

Cereals, oil and oilseeds, residues and waste, as well as meat and offal remained the defining goods for Ukrainian exports. Together, they provided more than 85% of revenues from the sale of domestic agricultural food to world markets.

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