In Ukraine, delivered a record number of bananas

В Украину завезли рекордное количество бананов

Ukraine from September to December of the season-2018/19 imported a record volume of bananas over the past five years.

Ukraine imported a record amount of bananas over the past five years. On Thursday, 7 February, the press service of the Ukrainian fruit and vegetable Association, citing data from the official statistics.

“In General, from September to December of the season-2018/19 in Ukraine were imported almost 92 thousand tons of bananas, which is 5% higher than the same period of the previous season,” – stated in the message.

According to analysts of the Association, the increasing consumption of bananas “comes rather by inertia”, despite the large supply of apples on the market.

“Ukraine increases imports of bananas for the fourth consecutive year, in 2015, when the supply of these fruits on the Ukrainian market fell by almost half due to the sharp devaluation of the hryvnia, which in turn led to a substantial increase in the price of imported products”, – emphasized in the organization.

Earlier the employees of the regional Department of Gospodarevskaya in Odessa region prevented the importation into Ukraine of nearly 200 tons of contaminated bananas, tangerines and grapefruits.

It was also reported that Ukraine is among the top five exporting agricultural products to EU countries.

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