In January-November 2021, the foreign trade turnover of agricultural products and foodstuffs increased by 22% compared to the corresponding period of 2020, reaching $31.3 billion.
“According to the official data of the State Customs Service, the foreign trade turnover of agricultural products and foodstuffs over the first 11 months of this year increased by 22% compared to 2020 and reached about $31.3 billion, accounting for 24.7% of Ukraine’s total foreign trade turnover of goods,” the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine informs.
As noted, during this period, agricultural exports increased by 22% compared to January-November 2020, totaling $24.4 billion (accounting for 39.8% of total exports of goods from Ukraine). Ukraine’s major agricultural and food exports in January-November 2021 remained grains, oils, oilseeds and oilcake, solid residues from the extraction of vegetable fats and oils.
According to the Ministry, the main importers of Ukrainian agri-food products were China (15.4% in the structure of exports of agricultural products and foodstuffs), India (6.5%), the Netherlands (6.4%), Egypt (5.9%), Turkey (4.8%).
In January-November 2021, imports of agricultural products and foodstuffs increased by 20% compared to the corresponding period of 2020 and amounted to $6.9 billion, or 10.5% of total imports of goods to Ukraine. The major agricultural products and food imports were: fruits, nuts and peel; fish, crustaceans and molluscs; tobacco and tobacco products; cocoa beans, cocoa products, chocolate; oils. Ukraine mainly imported agricultural products and foodstuffs from Poland (10.5%), Germany (6.9%), Italy (6.9%), Turkey (6.1%), Indonesia (4.3%).