In the 1st quarter of 2013 from Ukraine exported wheat flour in two and a half times more than last year in terms of money. Thus, over the period of the last year, Ukraine supplied to foreign markets these products in the amount of $ 8.2 million, while the current figure is $ 20.6 million, reported the Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club".
According to experts ASTP, if we talk about exporting for the first quarter, the current figure was a record year for the last five years.
The main importers of Ukrainian wheat flour were: Republic of Moldova — 13 thousand tons, Russia — 7.3 tonnes and Georgia — 6.6 thousand tons. In general, during the first quarter of 2013 were exported 54.8 thousand tons of this product, whereas in the past year over the period exported 26.2 thousand tons.
"A prerequisite for increasing exports was the lack of flour in the markets of importing countries. Exports also contributed smaller amounts of flour wheat exports from Ukraine during the period, which encouraged buyers to purchase the finished product," — said the expert agricultural markets ASTP Igor Ostapchuk.
The expert added that the increase in exports will not affect the domestic market, as Ukraine completely satisfies the consumer needs in this product.
According ASTPs for the 1st quarter of 2013 produced about 527 thousand tons of wheat flour, also in the presence of about 47 tons of debris.