In January-May 2019, Ukrainian agricultural exports increased by 21.4% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to USD 8.97 billion, according to Acting Agrarian Policy and Food Minister of Ukraine Olha Trofimtseva.
"For the first five months of 2019, the exports totaled USD 8.97 billion, up 21.4% or USD 1.58 billion compared to the same period in 2018. This is 42.9% of Ukraine's total exports," Trofimtseva posted on Facebook.
Ukrainian agricultural products were exported to China (USD 794.9 million); India (USD 740.9 million); Egypt (USD 737.4 million); Turkey (USD 683.7 million); The Netherlands (USD 640.8 million); Spain (USD 502.8 million); Italy (USD 333.3 million); Poland (USD 300.6 million); Belarus (USD 278.8 million); and Germany (USD 250.3 million).
The following products were exported: corn (USD 3 billion); vegetable oil (USD 1.88 billion); wheat (USD 974 million); oil cake and other solid wastes obtained from the extraction of sunflower oil (USD 479.2 million); soybeans (USD 431.9 million); poultry meat and offal (USD 255.9 million); oil cake and other solid waste of soybean oil (USD 141.2 million); soybean oil (USD 111 million); tobacco products (USD 107.7 million); barley (USD 77.9 million).
During this period, Ukrainian agricultural imports increased by 8.5% and amounted to USD 2.5 billion, or 10.6% of Ukraine's total imports.
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