In the I half of 2014 Ukraine increased the exports of agricultural products to the EU
According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, in January-June period of 2014 the export volumes of Ukrainian agricultural products to the EU countries totaled more than 2.6 bln USD in monetary terms, an increase of 11.6% compared with the same period in 2013.
Grains occupied the largest share (49.5%) in the structure of agricultural commodity exports to the EU. Ukraine supplied grains to the European direction at the sum of over 1.3 bln USD. Also, the share of Ukrainian vegetable oils totaled 15%, or 0.4 bln USD, and food products residues and wastes – 2.4%, or 0.3 bln USD.
It should be noted that the EU supplied some of the reporting products to Ukraine. For example, Ukraine purchased grains at the sum of 0.2 bln USD, food products residues and wastes - at 0.08 bln USD. Generally, in the reporting period the import volumes of agricultural commodities from the EU to Ukraine decreased by 12.9%, and totaled less than 1.5 bln USD.
Spain (14.5%), the Netherlands (13.1%) and Poland (12.1%) formed the largest share in the foreign trade turnover between Ukraine and the EU countries. The share of France totaled nearly 8% of the foreign trade turnover.
You can become acquainted with more detailed information on the prospects of development of agricultural commodities trading between Ukraine and the EU, within the First round of the V Ukrainian Grain Congress (September 8-10, Paris).
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