Ukrainian poultry exports have reached a record high of 329,000 tonnes thanks to increased demand from the UE and Middle East countries, reported The press service of the National Scientific Center "Institute of Agrarian Economics" (IAE).
"Last year, Ukrainian poultry meat exports hit the record high of 329,000 tonnes. In 2018, due to continued extensive geographical diversification and consolidation in new markets after leaving the Russian market, there was a positive tendency towards an increase in the volume of meat and offal exports. Last year, the exports of meat products increased by 21.6% compared to 2017 and totalled $646 million," IAE deputy director Mykola Puhachov said.
In 2018, there was a tendency towards an increase in exports of this type of products to the EU countries, to 35% of total exports. The main markets for Ukrainian poultry were the Netherlands (17.9%), Slovakia (9.3%), Saudi Arabia (9.0%), Belarus (8.4%), Iraq (7.0%), Azerbaijan (6.1%) and Germany (5.0 %).