Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform
January 31, 2023, 17:02

In 2022, the Agrarian Sector Exported Products Worth More Than USD 23 Billion, Which Is 53 % of Total Export Capabilities Structure — Ukrainian Agrarian Council

The sowing campaign 2023 will be marked by a number of negative factors related to both the war and russian influence on the export of Ukrainian products. Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, made this statement during the briefing in the Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“Despite the war and losses suffered by commodity producers, the State, and the annexed territories in 2022, the agrarian sector remains number one in the economy. We exported products worth more than USD 23 billion, which made about 53% of the total structure of our export capabilities. We need to prepare for new campaigns under these circumstances. These campaigns in 2023 will be marked by certain negative factors that make adjustments to commodity producers’ work. One of the main of them is the war factor. This is the lack of sufficient working capital, which is explained by the fact that not all producers are able to sell their products due to the fact that russia blocks the export potential in the Bosphorus. Instead of 28 million tonnes that we could have made from August 1, only a little more than 19 million tonnes were exported. That is, farmers remain with their products. And since their products remain with them, they do not have funds to prepare the sowing campaign,” Denys Marchuk reported.

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