Ukraine exported 5.602 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops from July 1, 2019, when the new 2019/2020 marketing year started, to August 15, 2019. Some 1.65 million tonnes of maize, 2.53 million tonnes of wheat, 1.42 million tonnes of barley were exported over the period, the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said. Over the same period of the pervious marketing year, Ukraine exported 3.961 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops.
As of August 15, 2019, farmers shipped 34,100 tonnes of flour abroad.
As reported with reference to the Ministry of Agriculture, Ukraine exported a record 50.4 million tonnes of grain, legumes and flour during the 2018/2019 marketing year, which was 23% more than in the previous MY.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in August reviewed upwards its forecast for grain exports by 2.65 million tonnes compared with the July forecast, to 54.04 million tonnes.
Commodity pattern of Ukrainian export in Jan-May, 2019
Ukraine in January-July 2019 exported 3,670 tonnes of cheese, which was 19.4% less that in January-July 2018. According to customs statistics released by Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service (SFS), cheese exports in monetary terms amounted to $13.08 million, which was 23% lower than the figure for the first seven months of 2018.
At the same time, imports of cheese in January-July 2019 totaled 10,380 tonnes, which was 1.6 times more than in January-July last year. The imports in monetary terms increased 46.2%, to $47.79 million.
Exports of Ukrainian creamery butter in January-July 2019 decreased 32.9%, to 12,890 tonnes. The exports in monetary terms decreased 35.3%, to $53 million. Imports of creamery butter, according to the SFS, decreased by 7.2%, to 591 tonnes ($3.7 million).
In January-July 2019, exports of condensed milk and cream grew by 19.1%, to 26,640 tonnes. Ukraine supplied condensed milk and cream to the tune of $56.64 million, which was 1.5 times more than in January-July 2018. Their imports decreased 9.5%, to 1,100 tonnes ($2.37 million).
As reported, Ukraine in 2018 imported 13,720 tonnes of cheese (37.1% up from 2017) and exported 8,340 tonnes of cheese (7.8% down from 2017). Last year, exports of butter remained at the level of 2017, imports increased slightly, to 1,100 tonnes. Exports of condensed milk and cream totaled 35,550 tonnes (24.1% down from 2017), imports were 2,360 tonnes (38.6% up from 2017).
Ukraine in January-July 2019 increased steel pipe exports by 4% compared to the same period in 2018, to 397,400 tonnes from 382,500, up to $430.8 million, according to a report of the state-owned enterprise Derzhzovnishinform.
Export of seamless pipes in in physical term grew by 7.3%, up to 289,600 tonnes (by 4% in monetary terms, to $364.3 million), export of big-diameter pipes was 2.9 times up, to 11,400 tonnes (by 2.3 times to $8.2 million), meanwhile exports of welded pipes dropped by 11.1%, to 96,600 tonnes (by 18.9% in monetary terms up to $58.3 million).
According to the results of the seven months ending July 2019, the volume of export of rolled stock increased by 4.5%, to 5.704 tonnes. However, exports of rolled stock in monetary term decreased by 6.5%, to $2.676 billion. In particular, the export of flat stock saw 6.9% rise, up to 3.191 million (3.6% down in monetary terms to $1.631 billion), the export of bolt stock saw 0.3% rise, by 1.71 million (11.6% down in monetary terms up to $934.2 million), flat stock saw 4.4% rise, to 169,600 tonnes (3.1% down in monetary terms, to $111.66 million).
Trade partners of ukraine in % from total volume (export from ukraine) in jan-may 2019
Ukraine has been included in the list of countries from which exports of milk and dairy products (including butter and cheese) to Japan are allowed.
The relevant information is posted on the website of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection.
In addition, requirements for exports of milk and/or dairy products to Japan are available on the website of the agency.
As reported, at the end of June 2019, the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection and the competent authority of Saudi Arabia agreed on the form of an international veterinary certificate for exports of milk and dairy products to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.