Yesterday kicked off in Kiev is Ukraine’s largest international exhibition "Agro-2013". Event was opened by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. He pointed out that the agricultural sector is not just feeding the population, but also demonstrates strong growth. This strategic sector of the economy in the past year has brought to the budget 42 billion hryvnia, including earned and due to the dynamic export of agricultural products. This was during the collegium of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, held in the framework of the exhibition "Agro-2013", the head of department Mykola Prysyazhnyuk. "The importance of the exhibition is demonstrated by the fact that it is the second consecutive year, opens himself head of state. This year, Viktor Yanukovych in his speech noted the tremendous importance of the agricultural sector for the economy of the state. And for good reason, because from the beginning, the growth of agricultural production was 5%. Also, the agricultural sector provides a steady income to the budget: in 2011? 29 billion hryvnia, and in 2012? 42 billion "? Mykola Prysyazhnyuk. Minister also noted that Ukraine has in recent years gained the status of a leading exporter of grain." Ukraine in 2012 exported agricultural products to $ 18 billion, and we have all the opportunities to increase this figure in the current year. So, it is revealing that the EU has become the largest importer of Ukrainian grain. Also last year, Ukraine has emerged from its agricultural products to the Chinese market and strengthened its position in Japan and South Korea, "? Informed the head of the department. Mykola Prysyazhnyuk also noted that the grain forum held yesterday at the exhibition" Agro-2013 ", the representatives of FAO expressed forecast that in the next few years Ukraine will become the second largest exporter of grain.