In 2016, the exports of Ukrainian agricultural products to European countries increased almost by 1.6% compared to 2015, and amounted US$ 4242,4.
This was started by Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration Olga Trofimtseva.
"In 2016, the European countries took the second place among the regional importers of Ukrainian agricultural and food products with a share of 27.5%, the second only Asian countries. In the General trade turnover of agricultural products, the EU's share last year amounted to 31.5%. In the top-5 countries-importers of our products from the EU are Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Italy and Germany," - said Olga Trofimtseva.
As she said, the major Ukrainian export items to European countries last year were (in monetary values): cereals, oil seeds, oilseed, fruits and nuts. Ukrainian honey, meats, pastries and juices were also in demand among European consumers.
She also noted that the import of European products to Ukraine also increased in 2016 year and amounted US$ 1904,5. The main products of imports were food products such as sauces, coffee, tea and so on.