During a meeting with the Ukrmolprom association of dairy producers, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Olena Kovaleva stated that for the first time in several years Ukraine ranked in the top ten of world dairy exporters, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reports.
According to Kovaleva, the dairy industry in Ukraine shows positive trends. In particular, milk quality, entering processing plants, has improved. Also, there is an increase in production of top-grade dairy products.
According to Kovaleva, in total in 2018, about 57 billion hryvnias ($2 billion dollars) of milk was sold, and exports amounted to more than 7 billion hryvnias ($250 million dollars).
The Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy noted that livestock is an essential area of agriculture in Ukraine and its condition affects the economic potential of the country’s agro-industrial sector. That is why, in the current year, 3.5 billion hryvnias ($130 million dollars) have been allocated to the livestock industry.
Earlier, Ukraine entered in the top five countries-exporters of the agricultural products to the European Union.