The FINANCIAL — In the first half of 2015, the countries of Asia, Africa and Europe still remained the main buyers of Ukrainian grains and oilseeds, declared Yuri Lupenko, Director of the National Scientific Center “Institute of Agrarian Economics”, Academician of the National Academy of Agrarian Science of Ukraine, on August 20.
According to the expert, China (18.1%), Egypt (15.6%), Spain (8.8%), South Korea (6.5%), the Netherlands (6.1%) and Italy (5.4%) formed the largest export shares of domestic grains. Also, the shares of Israel, Iran and Tunisia exceeded 3% each. So, the reporting countries covered more than 70% of the general grain exports, said the expert.
In the reporting period, Turkey remained the main importer of Ukrainian oilseeds – 33.9% the general supplies from Ukraine. Also, Iran (26.1%), Portugal (6.6%), Italy (4.7%), Egypt (4.1%) and Israel (3%) formed significant export shares of domestic oilseeds. The general share of the reporting countries covered nearly 80% of oilseeds supplying from Ukraine.
India showed the highest demand in Ukrainian vegetable oils (mainly sunflower oil) enjoys, its share reached 34.7%. Other importers showed significantly smaller shares: China – 17.7%, Iran – 6.2%, Egypt – 4.3%, Spain – 3.5%, the Netherlands – 3.2%, and Italy – 3.1%. The general share of the reporting countries covered over 70% of Ukrainian fats and oils export supplies, said Yu.Lupenko.