In 2018-2019 MY Ukraine decreased the export volumes of peas by 21%, to 687 thousand tons, due to the reduced production of the crop and changes in the export geography, as well as the significant difficulties with the supply to the sales destination.
In the season the downward trend in the supplies to the Asian direction totaled 51%, and the region lost its leading positions to the EU, which broke all records in peas purchases, and demonstrated the upward development by almost all countries, reported the head of the APK-Inform local markets department, Anna Tanskaya.
In 2018-2019 MY the export volumes to India decreased by 69%, to 117.9 thousand tons, which moved the country to the second position in the rating of importers of Ukrainian peas, and the share of the country in the export structure totaled 17.2% against 43.1% and 35.8% in 2017-2018 MY and 2016-2017 MY, respectively. Such a prospective market as Pakistan, showed the downward trend of peas imports at 17%, and moved to the fifth position.
At the same time, two EU members came to the top-10 of importers of Ukrainian peas: Spain, which increased the import volumes 5.4-fold, to 184.6 thousand tons, and took the first position in the rating with the share of 26.9%, and Germany, which took the sixth position and increased the imports 107-fold, to 44.8 thousand tons (6.5%).
The trend managed to compensate for the reduction of peas supplies to the Netherlands by 84%, to 4.7 thousand tons, and the country offset in the rating by 10 positions – from the sixth to the sixteenth position. Thus, the overall supplies to the EU increased more than 3-fold and totaled 365 thousand tons, added Tanskaya. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)