Since 2010, Ukraine increased agricultural production by 45%

Since 2010, the volumes of agricultural commodities production in Ukraine increased by 45%, reported the Deputy Minister for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, Taras Vysotskyi. According to him, to date Ukraine has the significant unutilized potential, despite the strong performance of the industry. In particular, Ukraine demonstrated the lower added value cost per 1 ha of agricultural land in comparison with such countries as Poland, Germany and France, and the agricultural export trading is mainly oriented towards the supplies of raw materials. Integration into the global economy with increasing of output of products with high added value is the key to the following growth.
Source: Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine


Ukraine increases fish catch by 10% in 2019

The total fish and other aquatic biological resources catch by fisheries of Ukraine in 2019 grew by 9.7% compared with 2018, to 97,200 tonnes. Fish industry enterprises in water bodies and on the continental shelf of Ukraine caught 51,500 tonnes of aquatic biological resources, which is 2.2% more than in 2018. In the area managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) fishing boats under Ukrainian flag caught 22,400 tonnes of aquatic biological resources, which is 48.7% more than in 2018.
In addition, last year, 14,960 tonnes of commodity products of aquaculture was caught. Special fisheries combining elements of aquaculture and industrial fish catch operate in Ukrainian lakes and water reservoirs. Almost 8,300 tonnes of aquatic biological resources were caught by them in 2019, which is 14.7% more than in 2018.
Source: State Fisheries Agency of Ukraine


In 2019, the share of agricultural products in the exports exceeded 40%

In 2019, the share of agro-industrial products in the general structure of exports from Ukraine reached 44.6%, and kept the leadership in its commodity structure. In particular, in 2019 Ukraine exported the record volumes of grains – 56.7 mln tonnes. Also, in the reporting period Ukraine shipped the record volumes of sunflower oil on foreign markets – 6.1 mln tonnes.
Last year Ukraine increased deliveries of agricultural products to all three key sales regions – Asia, the European Union and Africa. Asian countries imported Ukrainian agricultural products at the sum of 9.4 bln USD, the EU – 7.5 bln USD, African countries – 3.3 bln USD, and the CIS countries – 1.5 bln USD. At the same time, the shipment volume of domestic agricultural and food products also reached the maximum level for the whole time ever of the contemporary Ukraine.
Source: Institute of Agrarian Economics


Production of meat and eggs in Ukraine up

According to the State Statistics Service, farmers produced 322,700 tonnes of meat (live weight) in January this year, which is 4.5% more than in January 2019. Egg production in January 2020 increased by 7.4%, to 1.22 billion. Milk production in Ukraine in January 2020 decreased by 2.5% compared to the same period last year, to 545,200 tonnes.
Source: State Statistics Service


Allseeds became the leader in rapeseed oil production in Ukraine

In 2019, Allseeds became the leader in the production volumes of rapeseed oil in Ukraine, with the market share of 24.3%. In the reporting period the TOP-5 of companies-producers of rapeseed oil included the following companies: Oliyar with the share of 21.1%, PJSC Vinnitsa Oil Seeds Crushing Factory (ViOil) — 20.2%, Delta Wilmar — 12%, and GradOil — 7.6%. Generally, in 2019 Ukrainian enterprises produced 144.4 thsd tonnes of rapeseed oil.
Source: Ukroliyaprom association


Today Ukraine has 300,000 tonnes of potato storage facilities and lacks 1.2 mln tonnes of them

Ukraine today has potato storage capacities of 300,000 tonnes with the minimum necessary level to meet the domestic needs being 1.5 million tonnes, Director of the Ukrainian Association of Potato Producers Oksana Ruzhenkova has said. Over the past five years, 350,000 tonnes of storage facilities have lost their usability. The domestic demand is at least 1.5 million tonnes.
According to Ruzhenkova, this year the state plans to allocate UAH 400 million from the budget for the development of horticulture, and under this program, potato producers see the potential for using funds to compensate for the construction of storage facilities.
She noted that until 2014 domestic potato consumption in Ukraine was estimated at 7 million tonnes, now it is about 4.5 million tonnes with production standing at 20 million tonnes. The processing capacity in Ukraine is only about 250,000 tonnes of potatoes.
Source: Ukrainian Association of Potato Producers


Ukrainian companies increase poultry exports by 27.8% in January 2020

In January 2020, Ukraine increased export of poultry by 27.8% to 37,350 tonnes. Import of poultry and offal decreased by 20% and amounted to 9,350 tonnes.
Pork exports in January 2020 amounted to 101 tonnes, which is 20.2% more than in January 2019. Pork imports to Ukraine January 2020 decreased by 52.4%, to 991 tonnes.
As reported, Ukraine in 2019 increased export of poultry by 26%, to 414,490 tonnes. Import of poultry and offal increased by 0.6% and amounted to 131,180 tonnes. Pork exports in 2019 amounted to 2,260 tonnes, which is 28.6% more than in 2018. Pork imports to Ukraine last year decreased by 18.8%, to 23,190 tonnes.
Source: State Customs Service


Exports of vegetables, fruits bring Ukraine USD 339 mln in 2019

The export of vegetables, fruits, berries and nuts, fresh, frozen and dried brought Ukraine USD 339 million in revenue last year, which is 9.4% more than in 2018, and 20.1% more than in 2017. Walnuts, berries and apples were the main product groups providing growth in the export of fruits and vegetables. The growth in revenue from apple exports over two years exceeded 150%, while exports of nuts and frozen berries grew by about 37% in two years. The share of these three leading categories of the total export of fruits and vegetables continued to grow and reached 70% in 2019.
Source: Ukrainian Horticultural Association


Pilot Agriculture Register launched in Ukraine

The Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ministry of Ukraine has launched a pilot State Agriculture Register for cooperation between agricultural producers and the government. The Agriculture Register is an online service where registered agricultural producers can submit applications to correct mistakes in the cadaster, apply for government aid and check information about themselves in four registers: the State Land Cadastre, the Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, the Register of Rights and the Register of Animals.
Source: Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ministry of Ukraine


EU to send EUR 10 million for land reform in Ukraine

The grant support of the European Union (EU) for the development of agriculture and small-sized farms in Ukraine envisages EUR 26 million, including EUR 10 million will be sent to implement the land reform. According to the documents to the agreement, it is planned to allocate EUR 8 million for reform in the field of rural development, and EUR 7.5 million for support of small farms. The remaining EUR 0.5 million is planned to be spent on audit, inspection expenses and information interaction, as well as ensuring publicity. Support for land reform under the agreement will be carried out under the indirect management of the World Bank.
As reported, the government of Ukraine and the European Commission signed an agreement on support for the development of agriculture and small farming in Ukraine in the amount of EUR 26 million in Brussels on January 28. The implementation period of the agreement is 108 months from the date of its entry into force.
Source: Interfax

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