According to APK-Inform, Ukraine reduces the production of pasta for the second consecutive season. Ukraine produced 36.6 thsd tonnes of pasta in July-November 2019 and 26.5 thsd tonnes in July-November 2020 (-19%). It decreased by 8% y/y to 27.1 thsd tonnes in July-November 2021/22 MY.
Lower production of pasta promotes higher imports. Ukraine imported 24.4 thsd tonnes of pasta in the first half of 2019/20 MY. The foreign purchases raised 15% to 28 thsd tonnes in the first half of the current season. The average growth of pasta imports is 9% over the last 3 seasons.
At the same time, Ukraine is growing the export of pasta. It exported 1.3 thsd tonnes of pasta in the first half of 2019/20 MY, 1.7 thsd tonnes in the first half of 2020/21 MY (+31%) and about 3 thsd tonnes in in the first half of 2021/22 MY (+80%).