Ukraine

Ukraine is a country in the middle of a political and economic transition. Despite an economic downturn and a drop in sales in 2014, the market rebounded strongly in 2018. Ukraine’s food and agricultural product imports from the world increased 20.7 percent during the period September 2017 to September 2018, reaching U.S. $4.29 billion. This recovery has been driven by economic stabilization and disposable income growth. The trade environment remains complicated due to exchange rate fluctuations and food-safety control system reforms aimed at compliance with EU rules and norms.  Potential exporters are advised to secure an experienced Ukrainian partner with established contacts who is capable of navigating the obstacles facing imported agricultural products.

For more information please see Market Sheet Ukraine.

 

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Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global 2020
April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020 – Bruxelles
PLMA
May 26, 2020 - May 27, 2020 – Amsterdam
Free From Food Expo
June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020 – Amsterdam
SIAL 2020
October 18, 2020 - October 22, 2020 – Paris

Past Events

BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
Soy Regional Trade Exchange
December 03, 2019 - December 05, 2019 – Frankfurt am Main
U.S. Wines Tasting - Kyiv, Ukraine
October 24, 2019 – Kyiv
U.S. Exhibitors Celebrated 100 Years of ANUGA
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne

Reports for Ukraine

Best High-Value Products Prospects (US$ Million)

HS Code Product Total Imports 2018 ($ mln) Import Growth for last 4 years (2014-18) Import Duty Key Constraints on Market Development Market Attractiveness to USA
220421 Wine of Fresh Grapes (Other Than Sparkling Wine) And Grape Must With Fermentation Prevented, Etc. By Adding Alcohol, Containers Of Not Over 2 Liters 97.7 32% 0.3€/liter Significant competition from EU-origin products (medium and high-end segments), as well as Georgian and Moldavian (low-end ones) U.S. has selection of vines that could be competitive on the market
220830 Whiskies 68.4 29% 3.5€/liter of 100% alcohol Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers
030366 Hake (Merluccius Spp. Urophycis Spp.) Frozen 77.4 18% 0% Catch fluctuations leading to restricted product availability in US; competition with Canadian hake U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers
220300 Beer Made From Malt 51.2 20% 0.05€/liter Significant competition from products from Mexico and EU (Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic); Mass market is controlled by large international players Resumption of market growth provides opportunities for new participants
220870 Liqueurs And Cordials 22.6 39% 3.5€/liter of 100% alcohol Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly Germany, Ireland and Italy U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers
220890 Spirituous Beverages Nesoi Including Cordials Liqueurs Kirshwasser Ratafia and Vodka 22.2 52% 3.5€/liter of 100% alcohol Significant competition from products from Mexico and EU (Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland) High growth rate of the market provides opportunities for new participants
030390 Fish Livers And Roes Frozen 19.8 37% 0% Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly Denmark and Norway U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers
040610 Cheese (Unripened Or Uncured) Fresh (Including Whey Cheese) And Curd 12.5 17% 10% Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly Germany, Poland, Italy and France Growth rate of the market provides opportunities for new participants
190190 Malt Extract; Food Products Of Flour Meal Etc. With Cocoa (If Any) Under 40% And Milk Or Cream Products With Cocoa (If Any) Under 50% Nesoi 11.9 30% 10% Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly Latvia, France, Italy, Germany and Poland High growth rate of the market provides opportunities for new participants
060220 Edible Fruit Or Nut Trees Shrubs And Bushes Grafted Or Not 9.2 31% 5% Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly Italy, Poland and Netherlands U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers
200899 Fruit And Other Edible Parts Of Plants Nesoi Prepared Or Preserved Whether Or Not Containing Added Sweetening Or Spirit Nesoi 8.5 14% 15% Significant competition from EU-origin products; mostly France and Spain, as well as Belarus and Thailand U.S. product has a position on the market. Growth rate of the market provides new opportunities.
080211 Almonds Fresh Or Dried In Shell 7.5 71% 0% or 5% (depending on HS code) Emergence of new low-cost competitors like Uzbekistan might shift the market U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers. High growth rate provides new possibilities.
051110 Bovine Semen 2.8 21% 0% Competition from Canadian as well as EU-origin products (mostly France) U.S. product has an established position on the market and is recognized by consumers. High growth rate provides new possibilities.
081320 Dried Prunes 2.3 16% 0% Significant competition from products from Uzbekistan, Argentina, Chile, and Moldova U.S. product has a position on the market. High growth rate provides new possibilities.