According to the official data of the State customs service, the foreign trade turnover of agricultural products and foodstuffs is 24.7% of the total foreign trade turnover of Ukrainian goods.
It is noted that the export of agricultural products amounted to $24.4 bln (or 39.8% of total exports of goods from Ukraine), which is 22% more than in 11 months of 2020.
The most important components of exports of food and agricultural products in January-November 2021 remained cereals, oils, oilseeds and cakes, solid waste from the extraction of vegetable fats and oils.
The central countries to which Ukrainian agricultural products and foodstuffs were supplied were:
- China — 15.4%;
- India — 6.5%;
- The Netherlands — 6.4%;
- Egypt — 5.9%;
- Turkey — 4.8%.
Imports of agricultural products and foodstuffs for the period increased by 20% over the corresponding period of 2020 and amounted to $6.9 bln (or 10.5% of total imports of goods to Ukraine). The largest share in the structure of imports of agricultural products and food products were: fruits, nuts, and zest, fish, crustaceans, and mollusks, tobacco and tobacco products, cocoa beans and chocolate, oil.
In the structure of imports of agricultural products and foodstuffs, the largest share was occupied by:
- Poland — 10.5%;
- Germany — 6.9%;
- Italy — 6.9%;
- Turkey — 6.1%;
- Indonesia — 4.3%.
The foreign trade balance of agricultural and food products is positive and amounted to $17.5 bln.