Record Ukraine increased export of honey

Украина рекордно увеличила экспорт меда

Within six months, the country exported nearly 30 thousand tons of honey.

Honey export from Ukraine in January-June 2017 increased in comparison to the same period in 2016, almost two times – from 15.2 thousand tons to 29.6 thousand tons.

This was reported by the consultant of the Food and agriculture organization of the UN (FAO), Anna Burke.

“Half year results for the recent market of Ukraine: exports of honey – an absolute record of 29.6 thousand tons, or $51.8 million TOP 3 buyers of: US $18.9 million, Germany – $10 million, and Poland $5.6 million,” wrote Burke on his page in Facebook.

According to FAO, over the same period last year Ukraine exported 15.2 thousand tons worth $ 30 million, and in the first half of 2015, exports of this product stood at 13.4 thousand tons in the amount of 32.8 million dollars.

“The United States continues to lead among the countries-buyers of Ukrainian honey, and this trend will continue. To meet rising consumer demand, the US only 30% comes at the expense of own production and more than 70% – at the expense of imported supplies,” said Anna Burke.

As reported Корреспондент.netfor the first three months of 2017, Ukraine exported 21.9 thousand tons of honey for a total of $36.9 million.

We will remind, on July 4 in Europe has approved trade preferences for Kiev. Expected that the new quotas, Ukraine will be able to increase the volume of trade with the EU, an additional nearly $ 200 million.