Ukraine raises cheese exports by 16.4%, imports by 42.8% in ten months
Ukraine in January-October 2017 supplied 7,423 tonnes of cheese to foreign markets, which is 16.4% more than in the same period of 2016.
According to customs statistics, released by the State Fiscal Service, in monetary terms shipments of these products increased by 1.4 times, to $26.3 million.
Cheese imports in January-October amounted to 7,716 tonnes, increasing by 42.8% compared to the same period last year. The country imported products worth $35.61 million (in January-October 2016 some $22.47 million).
Exports of butter from Ukraine in January-October 2017 increased by 2.5 times, to 23,493 tonnes. In monetary terms, the figure amounted to $96.81 million against $27.69 million in January-October 2016. Imports of this product fell by 2.1 times in the ten months, from 980 tonnes ($3.33 million) to 470 tonnes ($2.78 million).
Exports of milk and cream (condensed) in January-October 2017 decreased by 12.9%, to 41,137 tonnes. Ukraine supplied condensed milk and cream for a total of $70.48 million, which is 6.5% more than in the ten months of 2016.