Ukraine in the first six months of 2018 imported 8,400 tons of pork, up 8-fold YoY.
“In January-June Ukraine received 8,400 tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork against 924 tons in the past year with an aggregate value of $15.4 million,” the Association of Ukrainian Pig Breeders reported.
The major pork suppliers remain the same: shipments from Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark accounted for 56% of the country’s pork imports, it said.
“Of course, imported pork enters our domestic market mainly from Europe. But there are also other players. Since last year, Canadian pork in particular, frozen pork shoulder, ham, and their cuts have been supplied to Ukraine. In January-April these parts of meat were imported to Ukraine at $1.77-2/kg, in May – at $1.68/kg, and last month their customs value fluctuated between $1.66/kg and 1.68/kg. Even more expensive pork was supplied from Canada in May and June – at $2.39/kg and $2.59/kg,” the association’s analytical department added. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)