Since the beginning of the season, the geography of export of walnuts from Ukraine has significantly expanded


Since the beginning of the season, the geography of export of walnuts from Ukraine has significantly expanded

09/11/2020

During the first 9 months of the season (October – June), Ukraine exported 54.7 thousand tons of walnuts

For the first 9 months of the season (October – June), Ukraine exported 54.7 thousand tons of walnuts, with a total value of $ 117.8 million. For comparison: for the same period last year, Ukraine exported 53.8 thousand tons of these products abroad. the amount of $ 117.9 million. Analysts of the Ukrainian Fruit and Vegetable Association (UPOA) write about this. Thus, despite the introduction of quarantine and the collapse of supply chains associated with the spread of COVID-19, Ukrainian exporters were able not only to keep supply volumes at last year’s level, but also to increase exports.

However, first of all, such indicators of foreign supplies of walnuts were achieved thanks to active exports in the first part of the season. It was during the period when the global pandemic had not yet gained mass distribution that Ukraine exported significant volumes of walnuts. From October 2019 to February 2020, Ukrainian exporters set the border of 44.5 thousand tons of nuts, which is 81% of the total export volume for 9 months. After the aggravation of the situation and the introduction of quarantine in most countries of the world, the supply of products from Ukraine has significantly decreased. So, for example, from March to June 2019, Ukraine exported 18.2 thousand tons of walnuts, while for the same period of the current season, supplies amounted to 10.1 thousand tons.

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Note that the decline in walnut exports in the second half of the season is associated not only with the spread of coronavirus, but also with a seasonal factor. Traditionally, the largest deliveries of these products fall on November-December, and later on, export volumes decrease, as stocks of walnuts in exporters’ warehouses are also decreasing.

But the geography of export supplies with the introduction of the quarantine regime has changed significantly. If in previous years Turkey was the main consumer of Ukrainian walnuts, then in the first half of 2020 France was the largest buyer of these products. Since the beginning of the year, export proceeds from the supply of walnuts to France amounted to $ 10.3 million, while Ukrainian producers earned $ 6.4 million from the export of walnuts to Turkey.For comparison, for 6 months of 2019, similar indicators were $ 8.6 million and $ 15 , 7 million respectively.

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