The number of cattle in Ukraine as of April 1, 2018 amounted to almost 3.86 million animals, which is 4.5% less than on the same date in 2017. According to the State Statistics Service, the number of cows for this period decreased by 4.3% and amounted to 2.024 million animals. The number of pigs decreased by 8.1%, to 6.135 million, sheep and goats fell by 4.1%, to 1.516 million.
Poultry stock in the country increased by 1.2% compared to April 1, 2017, amounting to 197.557 million birds.
As reported, the number of cattle in Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Anti-Terrorist Operations zone) as of January 1, 2018 amounted to 3.628 million animals, which is 1.5% less than on the same date in 2017. The number of pigs decreased by 8.2%, to 6.12 million head, sheep and goats grew by 0.1%, to 1.316 million. Poultry stock in the country increased by 1.7% as compared to January 1, 2017, amounting to about 205 million birds.
Ukraine in January-March 2018 exported 74,730 tonnes of poultry, which is 15.1% more than in the same period in 2017, the State Fiscal Service has reported.
According to its data, in monetary terms the exports of these products increased 32.9%, to $111.95 million.
Imports of poultry and offal products increased by 25.6%, to 30,840 tonnes, in monetary terms by 35.5% and amounted to $13.1 million.
According to the authority, exports of pork in January-March 2018 compared to the corresponding period in 2017 decreased by 67.8%, to 600 tonnes. Exports of these products amounted to $1.37 million compared with $3.61 million in January-March 2017.
Pork imports to Ukraine during this period increased 2.7-fold, to 1,800 tonnes. Pork imports totaled $3.07 million compared to $1.12 million in January-March 2017.