Media: Ukrainian exports of fats in 2016 failed on 98%

KIEV, August 1. /TASS/. Ukrainian exports of snails in seven time surpassed the export figures for fat. As reported in Monday’s edition of “Vesti”, citing data from the State fiscal service (GFS), exports of lard in 2016 fell by 98% in comparison with indicators of 2015.

In 2016, the country has exported 347 tonnes of snails and only 51 tons of lard. “If last year was exported fat in the amount of $7.74 million, last year – only $0,088 million,” the article says.

According to the publication, the main cause of falling exports – “the refusal of Russia to buy Ukrainian bacon”. In addition, the import of Ukrainian bacon refused and Moldova, even though it bought little.

Now the Ukrainian producers are working to find new markets: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan. According to GFS, these countries in 2016 collectively bought fat $53.8 thousand

Ukrainian fat buy also in Estonia, Germany, Cambodia, Singapore, Bahamas, Canada, Panama and Australia. All these countries bought 7.5 tonnes of fat for a total of $27.8 thousand