Ukraine threatens the fate to remain a raw-material appendage of the EU, Ukrainian economist believes.
The state statistics service of Ukraine published data of foreign trade of Ukraine in January-February 2015. Ukraine has a shortage of trade with the EU amounting to $340 million, despite all the assurances of Ukrainian politicians about the fact that Europe opened for Ukraine its doors." this is not surprising. Ukraine is unrealistic to provide a surplus in trade with the EU. It's with the countries of Africa and Asia, Ukraine has a trade surplus, and to play against such a strong player like the EU, it is difficult ", - commented the Ukrainian economist.
Alexander Okhrimenko stressed that Ukraine supplies to the EU mostly raw materials - ore and wheat with corn, and the EU buys prepared foods and engineering products. Turns out, Ukraine is selling in EU cheap raw materials, and buys there products with high added value content." Differently Ukraine cannot trade with the EU, and the EU Is well aware of. For this reason the EU without fear cancels duties on Ukrainian goods, because is aware that in addition to raw materials Ukraine will not be able to sell them. Here we have turned to the Association. No one in the world loves the competition. For this reason, the EU has plenty of promise and speak words of praise about Ukraine, but the EU really never let Ukrainian chocolate, milk, cottage cheese, and especially Ukrainian transformers or own aircraft on the market. They and their products don't know what to do, why would they Ukrainian competitors?", - come to the sad conclusion Ukrainian economist.