12-fold increase in Ukraine's potato imports
Topics: UKRAINE POTATO
This increase in potato imports was mostly a result of the huge growth of shipments from Belarus. In the first three months of 2020, Ukraine's purchases from this country were worth $ 13.96 million, compared to just $ 0.34 million in the same period of 2019. The country now ranks first when it comes to the volume of potatoes delivered to Ukraine, with a share of 65%.
The second place in the ranking was for Russia, with a share of 20.8%. The value of the potatoes purchased from this country in the first three months of 2020 increased by $ 4.5 million compared to the same period last year.
The Netherlands took the third place, with a 6.3% share and potato shipments worth $ 1.36 million.
It is worth recalling the Ukrainian producers have again been forced to lower the prices of their products due to the rather low demand in the potato segment. ■