Ukraine tomato exports down by 60% in JuneStaff Writer |
Food trade According to Fruit-Inform:
Ukraine has sharply reduced tomato exports in June this year. According to Fruit-Inform, they have fallen by about 60% compared with the same month of the year 2016.
Ukraine’s total exports of tomatoes in the first half of the current season amounted to 5,000 tons, half as high as in January-June 2016.
Such a negative trend in exports is connected with lower demand for Ukrainian tomatoes in Belarus, now the main importer of these vegetables.
Ukraine exported just 4,400 tons of tomatoes to Belarus in January-June 2017, a decrease of 57% year-on-year.
Meanwhile, Ukraine managed to expand its presence in the Polish tomato market. Poland imported 548 tons of tomatoes from Ukraine in the first half of 2017, 2.6 times as high as in the same period of 2016. ■
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