90% of Ukrainian organic products is exported
Ukraine exports 90% of total organic raw materials and products, only 10% is sold on the domestic market. This was announced by the President of the Union of producers of certified organic products “Organic Ukraine” Elena Berezovskaya at a press conference in Kiev.
According to her, among the countries-leaders in the use of the Ukrainian organic products the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. Total Ukraine exports its organic products to more than 40 countries.
Most of the border comes the corn (99,5 thousand tons in 2017), wheat (58 thousand tonnes), barley (22.9 thousand tons), sunflower (11.6 thousand tons) and soybeans (10.9 thousand tonnes).
Berezovskaya noted that at the moment Ukraine has registered 585 operators in the organic market. It is expected that by the end of 2018 this figure will be more than 600. 14% of the total number of operators is processors. 80 55 processors sell their products in stores across the country. Sales growth of organic products in the key networks of Ukraine for 2018 of 5%. The range of products — more than 400 positions.
We will remind, earlier the General Director of companies “Ritter Bio agro” and “agro Deddens” Victor Sherbatuk said that abroad are exported 98% of organic products in Ukraine are fed with.
Last year Ukrainian exports of organic grains, oilseeds and products of their processing grew by 10% in volume and 7% in value terms — up to 207 thousand tons, or 42 million euros.
Recall also that Poltava company “UkrOliya” received permission to export organic vegetable oil to the United States.
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