The highest grain exports from Ukraine is the European Union. In 2012, the EU market delivered 7.7 million tons of grain worth $ 1.9 billion. As leaders by imports of Ukrainian grain remain Egypt and Saudi Arabia. This year, Ukraine plans to expand markets and increase the volume of grain exports.
This was stated by Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
"Last year was extremely successful for Ukraine in terms of consolidation in foreign markets. Therefore, we not only ensure food security in the state, but were able to secure the status of a reliable partner. This is evidenced by the fact that domestic crops have started actively buying European countries that five years ago, questioning their quality. In 2012, the EU has acquired 7.7 million tons of grain worth $ 1.9 billion, becoming the largest importer of Ukrainian grain, "- said the Minister.
In second place in terms of imports of Russian grain is Egypt, who bought in the past year, 5.5 million tons of grain for 1.4 billion dollars. The third — Saudi Arabia, which exported 1.9 million tons of grain worth 509 million dollars.
As for sunflower oil, Ukraine continues to occupy first place in the world in terms of its trade. The share of our country on the world market is 50%. Ukraine also provides nearly 13% of world corn exports, ranking 4th. In terms of export of wheat — 8th place, barley — 4th place.