Ukraine sharply increased its exports of “milk”

In January-March this year exports of dairy products from Ukraine totaled 25.7 thousand T. Thus, the index grew by 37% in comparison with the data on exports of these products in the first quarter of 2016. it is reported by the analytical Department of the Council for food exports (UFEB), reports Latifundist.

According UFEB, the main exports have traditionally made up the milk and condensed cream, 10.2 thousand tons (9% more than in the same period in 2016). Also a significant positive trend showed exports of whey foreign supplies which has grown in 2 times — up to 8 thousand tons.

Exporters of butter also increased deliveries of its products abroad in 3 times — up to 3.5 tonnes Increased and the export of cheese — by 1.4 thousand tons to 1.5 thousand tons.

But the foreign supply of milk and cream not concentrated decreased by 8% to 1.9 million tonnes, and steel, exports of butter, yogurt and kefir — 34% (588 tonnes).

We will remind, the European Parliament Committee on international trade on may 4, voted against increasing the quotas on imports of Ukrainian wheat, tomatoes and urea. At the same time, the Ministry of agrarian policy of Ukraine I assure you the decision of the European Parliament Committee is an interim step, there will be a meeting of the European Parliament on this issue and of the Council of Ministers of the EU. The Minister expects that the final decision on the issue of quotas for Ukraine will be made before the end of may.

In March, Ukraine has chosen the annual quota for duty-free exports to the EU in six categories of products: honey, sugar, cereals and flour, processed tomatoes grape and Apple juice and corn. A similar situation was observed last year.