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).