Ukraine’s Vegetable Harvest Sees Notable Increase in 2023

by Roman Cheplyk
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Ukraine’s Vegetable Harvest Sees Notable Increase in 2023

According to the State Statistics Service, Ukrainian farms across all categories harvested nearly 8.3 million tons of vegetables in 2023, marking a 10% increase from the previous year’s 7.5 million tons

The potato harvest also grew, reaching 21.3 million tons, a 2% increase.

The data showed significant growth in specific vegetable yields:

  • Carrots: 844,400 tons, up 12.8%.
  • Table beets: 777,700 tons, up 2.2%.
  • Onions: 889,000 tons, up 9.8%.
  • White cabbage: 1.58 million tons, up 3.3%.

However, the garlic harvest declined by 1.4%, totaling 186,400 tons.

Other notable increases included:

  • Tomatoes: 33.9% increase to 1.68 million tons.
  • Cucumbers: 5.9% increase to 874.3 thousand tons.
  • Eggplants: 7.7% increase to 32.7 thousand tons.
  • Sweet corn: 53.6% increase to 74.7 thousand tons.

The production of horseradish notably doubled to 310 tons, while watermelon production rose by 5.5% to 215.7 thousand tons. Conversely, melon production fell by 13.2% to 58.9 thousand tons.

The mushroom sector experienced a decline, with porcini mushroom production dropping by 4% to 11.6 thousand tons and oyster mushrooms by 46.1% to 70 tons.

These statistics underscore the robust growth in Ukraine's vegetable sector, which reflects both an enhancement in agricultural practices and an expanding capacity to meet both domestic and international demand.

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