Ukraine sends to Asia 47% of exports of agricultural products

Ukraine sends to Asia 47% of exports of agricultural products


In January-August 2015 in the structure of exports of agricultural products of Ukraine 25.7 per cent ($2.3 billion) is the EU, Africa is 13.7 per cent ($1.2 billion), CIS countries – 10.8 percent ($968,6 million), the US – 0,3% ($28.3 million), other countries of 2.6% ($238,1 million).

KIEV, Oct 30. About 47% of exports of agricultural products of Ukraine are sent to Asia, said at a press conference on Friday the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Belarus Alexei Pavlenko.

“This year was a year of renewed international vector agrarian sector of Ukraine. Has managed to diversify exports, open new markets and sign number of important bilateral cooperation agreements in the industry”, — said Pavlenko.

In January-August 2015 in the structure of exports of agricultural products of Ukraine 46,7% are from Asia (the market is estimated at 4.2 billion dollars), the EU — 25.7 per cent ($2.3 billion), Africa is 13.7 per cent ($1.2 billion), CIS — 10,8% (968,6 million), the US — 0,3% (28.3 million dollars), other countries of 2.6% (238,1 million dollars), he said.

Thus, according to the Minister, the potential for cooperation with many countries in the agricultural sector remains unrealized. In particular, according to Pavlenko, Russia’s share in export of Ukrainian agricultural products does not exceed 2%.