Ukraine in January through October 2016 exported $4.5 million worth of Christmas decoration to 25 countries, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine’s Trade Representative Natalia Mykolska has said.
She wrote on her Facebook page on December 31, 2016 that 90.6% of exported Christmas decoration was made of glass.
“The main market is the EU countries. A total of 62.3% of total decoration was exported to this market in January through October 2016. Total supplies to the EU countries grew by 31.7% (from $2.1 million in January-October 2015 to $2.8 million). Among top three largest markets were three EU countries (the Netherlands, Germany and Poland)”, she wrote.
She also said that 31.1% of total exports and 49.9% of exports to the EU countries was the market of the Netherlands (up by 37.5%).
Exports to Canada soared 13.9 times, to Belarus – 5.1 times, Italy – 3.1 times, Moldova – 2.9 times, the United States – 2.7 times, Switzerland – 2.6 times and Poland – 2.3 times, she said.
Mykolska said that last year new markets appeared – Turkey, Maldives, the Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, Azerbaijan and Iceland.
The Russian market fell by 54.4% in 2016, being only $632,300 ($3.5 billion in January-October 2014). (Interfax/Business World Magazine)