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Ukrainian agrarian exports to EU for first half of year increased to $2.774b

Ukrainian agrarian exports to EU for first half of year increased to $2.774b

KIEV: In January-June of 2017, Ukrainian agrarian exports to the European Union countries increased by 31.4% or by USD 663.4 million, compared to the same period of last year, and amounted to USD 2.774 billion.

This is reported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

“Today, the EU countries consistently rank second in the regional structure of our agricultural exports. According to the results of the first half of 2017, their share was 34.9%. The total foreign trade turnover between Ukraine and the EU countries also increased by 24.1% or by USD 739.3 million, compared to the same period in 2016, and amounted to USD 3,802.8 million. This is the concrete result of the FTA agreement between Ukraine and the EU,” Olha Trofimtseva, the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, said.

She added that the Netherlands with a share in total exports to the EU of 17.6%, Spain – 17%, Italy – 13.5%, Poland – 12.1%, France – 6.8%, Germany – 6.7%, Great Britain – 3.8%, Portugal – 3.3%, Belgium – 3% and Hungary – 2.1% were among the leading importers.