Ukraine since January has reduced the export of chocolate products by 34% due to the loss of Russia as a market, said experts of the Association " Ukrainian club of agrarian business ".
"for January-October 2015 with Ukraine has exported 53, 3 thousand tons of chocolate, which is 34% less than similar indicators of last year ", - informed in the ASTP. In value terms, exports fell more significantly - by 49% from 243 million dollars to 124 million dollars, said the experts, reports the news Agency.
"The main reason for this decline was the almost complete cessation of exports to Russia, which was the main market For Ukrainian chocolate products ", - commented on the data obtained in the ASTP. So, for the past 10 months the Russian Federation has exported only four tons of chocolate that is not more than 1% in the export structure of this product. For comparison, in 2014 the share of Russia in total exports of Ukrainian chocolate was 30%, and in 2013 – 58%." currently, the main external sales markets for Ukrainian chocolate remain Kazakhstan, Belarus and Azerbaijan, " said the club. Association "Ukrainian agribusiness club" was founded in 2007 To protect the economic and professional interests of players of agribusiness in Ukraine. It includes the largest producers and processors of agricultural products in Ukraine.