Ukraine’s fruit and nut export volumes rose to a record high in February 2019 of USD 24.8 million, which represents a 35% year-on-year increase and is more than twice the figure achieved two years ago in February 2017. Walnuts accounted for the lion’s share of exports in this segment, representing 64% of total export revenues, while the share of apples rose from 8% to 14%.
The increase in fruit and nut exports are in line with broader expansion trends within the booming Ukrainian agricultural sector. Ukrainian exports of agricultural products increased year-on-year in January 2019 by 22.5% to reach USD 1.7 billion. The top five individual export markets for Ukrainian agricultural products were Egypt ($154 million), the Netherlands ($150 million), India ($144 million), Spain ($136 million) and Turkey ($112 million).