Meat exports this year increased by 11%

Экспорт мяса в этом году вырос на 11%

The export of meat products from January to September 2019 increased compared to the same period last year by almost 11% to 531 million dollars.

About this UKRINFORM reported in the national scientific center “Institute of agricultural economy” (IAE).

“In January-September 2019 the export of products of meat group increased compared to the corresponding period in 2018 with 479 million dollars. to 531 million dollars. – almost 11%,” – said in the message.

According to the Deputy Director of IAE Nikolai Pugachev, positive changes in export meat and offal are explained by two factors. First, continued broad geographic diversification and consolidation in new markets after the loss of the Russian market. If in 2015 the position of main importer of Ukrainian meat and offal was held by the Russian Federation, in 2017 dominated by supplies to the markets of Europe and Asia.

So, for the first nine months of 2019 18.1% of exports of meat products group (96 million dollars) were in Saudi Arabia, which is three times more than in January-September 2018 ($31 million). This year, the Asian country holds the first place among the main importers of domestic meat. The Netherlands, which two years in a row topped the rating of Ukrainian importers of meat products on the second place (15.2 percent). Much smaller procurement exercise Slovakia (8,9%), Belarus (6,4%), Azerbaijan (5.2 percent), Iraq (4.4 per cent), UAE (3.9 percent), Kazakhstan (3.5%) and Hong Kong (3.3 percent).

Second, the growing volume of deliveries to foreign markets of poultry meat. This trend was noticeable even in 2017 and remains still.

In January-September 2019 was exported 303 thousand tons of poultry by 439 million dollars, while for the corresponding period of last year abroad sold 244 thousand tons of poultry meat in 381 million dollars.