Ukraine’s food exports to the EU last year grew
Ukraine’s food exports to the EU last year grew more than as fast as food exports to the rest of the world, Olha Trofimtseva, deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister, said on the ministry website. Through November, Ukraine’s food sales to the EU jumped by 38%. Ukraine’s overall food exports expanded by 19%. Trofimtseva, who is responsible for European Integration, said Europe’s top five importers were: Netherlands -- 18.4%; Spain -- 14.4%; Poland -- 13.3%; Italy -- 11.8%; and Germany -- 10.3%. Of the $5.2 billion in total food exports to the EU, Ukraine’s top three items were: grains -- $1.4 billion; vegetable oils -- $1.3 billion; and oilseeds -- $900 million.