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UKRAINE INCREASES GRAPES PROCESSING BY 1.2% IN 2018

Grapes processing in Ukraine last year (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, part of the JFO area) increased by 1.2% compared with 2017, to 274,052 tonnes.
According to the State Statistics Service, out of the total amount of grapes processed for wine materials, 26.2% were actually harvested by enterprises, and the rest was purchased from households.
Odesa region last year processed 52.2% of grapes, Mykolaiv region some 35.8%, while Kherson 10.8% of the total volume.
Wine production in 2018 rose by 5.5% compared with 2017, to 19.75 million decaliters, of which 47% are table wine materials, 25.7% materials for champagne and sparkling wine, and 25.3% are wine materials for cognac.

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