The share of Russia in exports of agricultural products from Ukraine for one year decreased from 8% to 2%, according to a report of the press service of the Ministry of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine.
"If in the first half of 2014 in the geographical structure of export of Ukrainian food Share of the Russian Federation amounted to nearly 8% this year, its Share dropped to 2%. In absolute terms, the exports to this country fell by 80% to 125 million dollars. The total exports for the period 2015 is 6. 5 billion dollars ", - is informed in the report.
according to the press service, during 2010-2014 volume food trade with Russia has decreased by 40%. It is noted that the rate of 2% is a historic low.
"The strategic importance of the Russian market for Ukraine - Soviet atavism. Due to the unpredictable, artificial restrictions, meat and dairy trade wars, blockades of our confectionery products, Ukrainian producers have begun to focus on European, Asian, African and American markets. Successful diversification has enabled a greater extent to compensate for losses of profit from the export to the Russian Federation ", - said the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Alex Pavlenko.
It is also stated that to reduce the negative impact of the Russian embargo on dairy industry have been revised accordingly the volume of production and fields of application of raw materials." at the same time the import of Russian food does not play a significant role on the market of Ukraine, therefore, reduce its volume or total ban in any way on the food security of our country will not be affected, " - said in the report.
first, on August 13, Russia circulated predamage Albania, Montenegro, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Ukraine, besides at last suspended - ban on the importation of its products will start to operate only in the case of the Kiev economic part of the agreement about unification with the European Union.