Ukraine shipped 3,271 tons of cheese to foreign markets in January-May, up by 22.7% YoY.
The shipments increased by 48.5% in monetary terms, to $11.35 million, Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service said in its customs statistics reports.
Cheese imports in the period under review totaled 3,563 tons, up by 35.8% YoY. The country imported products worth $15.7 million (imports in January-May 2016 were estimated at $10.7 million).
At the same time, exports of butter from Ukraine in January-May increased 3.2-fold, to 8,538 tons. Shipments in monetary terms amounted to almost $31.1 million against $7.4 million in January-May 2016. Butter imports in five months fell by almost 73.7%: from 658 tons ($2.13 million) to 174 tons ($891,000).
Exports of condensed milk and cream in January-May decreased by 5.8%, to 18,300 tons. Ukraine supplied condensed milk and cream to the tune of $31.8 million, up by 19.6% YoY ($26.6 million).
Ukraine in 2016 exported 8,050 tons of cheese, down by 25.6% YoY. Imports of cheeses increased by 31.2%, to 7,060 tons. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)
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