Ukraine increased import of agricultural products

In 2016 Ukraine imported agricultural products amounting to 4.2 billion dollars, which is 4.5% more than in 2015 ($3.8 billion). This was stated by Deputy Director of the National scientific center “Institute of agrarian Economics”, corresponding member of NAAS Nikolai Pugachev, Latifundist informs.

Most have cost of delivery EU – 1 941 million dollars (46%).

Almost half – 928 million dollars (22,2%) – are in Asia. The volume of imports from the US amounted to $ 168 million.

Imports of oilseeds at the expense of sunflower seeds amounted to $ 270 million. Grain crops, mainly maize, Ukraine last year bought for 149 million dollars.

We will remind, Ukraine is the world leader in the export of sunflower oil.