In 2019/20 MY, Ukraine to export over 50 million tonnes of grains

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, in 2019/20 MY Ukraine will supply 54 million tonnes of grain crops to foreign markets, an increase of almost 5 million tonnes compared with 2018/19 MY.
Last year the harvest of grain crops totaled nearly 75 million tonnes, incl. 54 million tonnes of the planned exports. As of January 10, Ukraine already exported 32.078 million tonnes of grains. In particular, the shipments of wheat totaled 15.1 million tonnes, barley – 3.8 million tonnes, corn – 12.8 million tonnes, and rye – 5 thsd tonnes.
Source: Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture


Ukraine entered the TOP-3 of exporters of agricultural products to the EU

According to the report of the European Commission about the state of trading with agricultural products, in the period of November 2018 – October 2019 the USA exported agricultural products on the EU market at the sum of EUR 12.3 billion, Brazil – EUR 11.7 billion, and Ukraine – EUR 7.3 billion. It was noted that in the reporting period, the Ukraine demonstrated the fastest growth dynamics in exports – 41%.
Source: report of the European Commission


Ukraine exported the record volumes of refined sunflower oil

Since the beginning of 2019/20 MY (September-December), Ukraine supplied more than 200 thsd tonnes of refined sunflower oil on foreign markets, up 40% compared with the exports for the same period last season, which became the absolute maximum. In the current season, the Middle East (26%), Europe (26%), Asia (21%) and Africa (10%) became the main sales markets for the product.
Source: APK-Inform


Ukrainian farmers increase purchase of Ukrainian machinery by 31%

Ukrainian farmers under the government-funded program to support acquisition of Ukrainian machinery and equipment bought it for the amount of over UAH 5.77 billion in 2019, which is 31.2% more than in 2018. At the same time, the amount of compensation [25% of the cost] for the purchased equipment amounted to UAH 640 million (applications submitted by farmers in September were satisfied). Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Taras Vysotsky said that this program was underfunded due to the fact that the budget provided for these purposes less funds (UAH 682 million) than the demand for this program. In the fourth quarter, when there was no money left for compensation, farmers purchased equipment for UAH 2 billion, which means compensation for another UAH 500 million. The possibility of considering this compensation in 2020 will be discussed.
Source: Secretary of the National Committee for Industrial Development


Eridon wants to buy Van Hoof Ukraine supplier of agricultural equipment

Eridon could acquire Van Hoof Ukraine LLC (both from Kyiv region), which specializes in the supply of equipment for poultry and pig farming. The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) could allow Eridon to buy a stake in Van Hoof Ukraine, which will provide the buyer with over 50% of the voting shares on the company’s board.
Eridon is owned by Serhiy Krolevets. It distributes seeds, fertilizers, plant protection agents and is part of the Eridon group of companies. The ultimate beneficiary of Van Hoof Ukraine LLC is Ronabelo Limited (Cyprus). This company operates in various areas of the agricultural sector. It supplies a full range of equipment for poultry and pig farms. It is also engaged in the supply of other new and used equipment (for the production of animal feed, tractors).
Source: Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC)


Ukraine sows 7.6 million ha with winter grains

The area sown with winter grains for the harvest of 2020 amounted to 7.6 million hectares, which is 0.2% more than the area for the harvest of this year. The following crops were sown: winter wheat on 6.4 million ha (0.6% less than in 2019), winter barley one 1 million ha (3.9% more), and rye one 135,000 ha (16.7% more). The area under winter rapeseeds for the next year’s crop amounted to 1.3 million hectares (0.3% more from 2019).
Source: State Statistics Service


Cherkassy Azot produces 1.42 million tonnes of nitrogen fertilizers

PJSC Azot (Cherkasy) produced 1.42 million tonnes of nitrogen fertilizers in January-November 2019, which is 9.2% more than for the whole of 2018. “In 2019, we achieved almost 100% loading of our production capacities. The growth in production volumes by the end of the year will be about 10% … For the 11 months of this year, we increased production of carbamide-ammonia mixture by 81% compared to the corresponding period last year (from 240,900 to 438,100 tonnes). Carbamide production increased by 55%. Nitrate production also increased, but only slightly,” Vitaliy Skliarov, the chairman of the company’s board, said.
Source: Group DF’s press service


Grain trader Nibulon increases crop yeald by 9%

Nibulon (Mykolaiv), one of the largest grain traders in Ukraine, in 2019 increased its crop yield by 9% compared to the previous year, to 367,000 tonnes, of which 138,000 tonnes was wheat. A total of 22 divisions of the company in 12 regions harvested 160,000 tonnes of early crops and 207,000 tonnes of late crops. The highest yield of sunflower was recorded at the branch of Prybuzhanivska (Mykolaiv region) with 3.52 tonnes/ha, corn at Khmilnyk (Vinnytsia region) with 10.64 tonnes/ha, sorghum at Bilovodska (Luhansk region) with 6.43 tonnes/ha.
Nibulon LLC was established in 1991. It is one of the largest operators in the grain market of Ukraine. Nibulon cultivates 82,000 hectares of land in 12 regions of Ukraine. It exports agricultural products to more than 70 countries. The annual export volume exceeds 5 million tonnes.
Source: Interfax-Ukraine


Ukrainian producer of crop protection agents boosts production by 25% in 2019

Ukravit, a large Ukraine producer of crop protection agents and micronutrient fertilizers boosted production in 2019 by 25%, to 11,000 tonnes. Its share of the Ukrainian crop protection agents and micronutrient fertilizers market in 2019 was around 10%. This year, Ukravit launched the seventh production facility in Cherkasy with an area of 1,300 square meters, which allowed to increase production by 1,100 tonnes compared to 2018, to 11,000 tonnes. Investment in the project exceeded USD 3 million.
Source: Interfax-Ukraine


Ukraine delivers 248 tonnes of snails in EU in January-September

Ukraine delivered 248 tonnes of snails of its own production onto the European market in January-September 2019, while shipments of snails to the EU in the 12 months of 2018 totaled a mere 93 tonnes. The number of domestic enterprises eligible to supply snail products onto the EU market has increased to 17 enterprises over two years.
Source: CMU

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