Dec. 5 – Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement recently. Sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp are widely used as valuable feed for farm animals, especially for beef cattle and chicken.
According to the statement, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has approved seven Ukrainian companies for sunflower meals deliveries and two Ukrainian companies for sugar beet pulp supplies. This year, China has allowed beef imports from Ukraine and increased the list of certified Ukrainian dairy suppliers from 18 to 27. Ukraine also hopes to get a green light from China on fish products exports by the end of this year. According to the Ukrainian statistics, between 2012 and 2016, the trade turnover in agriculture products between Ukraine and China had increased by fivefold to 1.03 billion U.S. dollars.
Ukrainian Exports and China Market
Ukraine trading relations with China develop rapidly. Among others, Ukrainian sunoil supplies to China market expanded from minimal trial parcels in MY 2008/09 to almost 0.6 MMT in MY 2016/17. The largest is the market of sunoil: roughly 584 KMT of this product (10% of its total exports) was shipped from Ukraine to China in the 2016/17 season, according a related report. In addition, China is a major buyer of soybeans (53 KMT), absorbing some 30% of Ukrainian exports. It is believed that this is a significant event for the oilseed market of Ukraine, which was the first to enter China with its sun meal. Trading with China will further boost purchases of Ukrainian sun meal, and Ukrainian producers are ready to supply sunseed meal to China’s market no sooner than their plants get inspected by Chinese Inspections.
Ukraine’s Exports Growth Remarkably in 2017
In the first nine months of 2017, Ukraine’s exports have seen an 18.5-percent growth which driven by increased overseas supplies of metallurgical and agricultural products, the government said recently. In the first nine months of this year, Ukraine has exported goods and services worth 39.1 billion U.S. dollars, said a statement posted on the government’s website. Over the period, exports of goods have registered a 21.1-percent increase and stood at 31.3 billion dollars, while exports of services were up 9.8 percent to 7.8 billion dollars. Among the goods, traditional exported products, such as iron ores and concentrates, sunflower oil, and corn showed the largest increase. The list of services exports was topped by transport services, followed by information and processing services. During the period, the European Union remained the largest destination for Ukrainian exports, accounting for 40.2 percent of the total sales. It was followed by Russia, Turkey, India and China.
The top export destinations of Ukraine are Russia ($4.99B), Egypt ($3.34B), Turkey ($2.89B), China ($2.48B) and Italy ($2.1B). The top import origins are Russia ($8.18B), Germany ($4.07B), China ($3.77B), Poland ($2.77B) and Belarus ($2.53B); according a related import exports profile report. For the List of Chinese Importers for Animal Feeding Stuff available upon request, please contact with DCCC, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org