Ukraine activates the import of pork
Balance of foreign trade in fresh, chilled or frozen meat pork in 2017 compared with the previous year decreased by 40%, and the trade in live pigs has decreased in 5 times.
in General, in 2017 Ukraine exported 4.9 thousand tons of pork in the amount of 10.5 million dollars, and imported 5.6 thousand tons of pork in the amount of 9.96 million $.
the Increase in purchases of pork in the second half of 2017 has allowed not only to catch up with the level of imports of 2016, but twice.
foreign Exchange earnings from the sale of pork in foreign markets has doubled thanks to the growth of export prices compared with the previous year, while exports have increased in real sense by 56%.
sales of live animals increased by 8%, but significantly higher than in 2016, selling price, income amounted to 4.5 million dollars. Simultaneously, domestic livestock producers are stepping up import of purebred and hybrid pigs to enhance tribal capacity, which led to a significant increase of imports of bait, the amount of which was 4.35 million dollars.
Exports of pork products reached a record of 8.6 thousand tons and brought 9,98 $ million, which reduced the negative balance of foreign trade for the specified item.
for the 2017 domestic traders were actively buying pork fat, and exported frozen pork offals to Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Recall that recently Belarus has imposed a temporary ban on pork imports from Odessa, Vinnytsia, Rivne and Lugansk regions through fixed in the regions of outbreaks of ASF.