Ukraine exported 4,060 tonnes of cheese in January-September 2020, which is 21.1% less than in the same period in 2019.
According to the State Customs Service, in monetary terms, exports decreased by 16.3% and amounted to $15.61 million.
At the same time, import of cheese in the first nine months of 2020 increased by 2.3 times, to 33,740 tonnes, in monetary terms by 2.2 times, to $148.86 million.
Exports of Ukrainian butter decreased 43.7%, to 8,540 tonnes, and in monetary terms 40.5%, to $37.43 million. Import of this product in the reporting period amounted to 9,010 tonnes ($35.38 million) against 1,330 tonnes ($7.19 million) in January-September 2019.
According to the ministry, export of milk and cream (condensed) in the first nine months of 2020 decreased 30.3%, to 21,540 tonnes. Ukraine supplied condensed milk and cream for a total of $43.6 million, which is 33.5% less than in January-September last year. Import of this group of goods increased 3.2-fold, to 4,870 tonnes, in monetary terms by 3.3 times, to $10.95 million.