July 7, 2023, 14:32

Volumes of export to Poland and through western borders drop – Dmytro Solomchuk on Ukrainian agricultural exports

Today, the situation with the export of agricultural products from Ukraine cannot be called completely stable. Thus, the volumes of export to Poland and through the western borders decreased, and last month it amounted to 200 thousand tones. At the same time, there is quite a lot of transshipment taking place via the Danube – about three million tones per month and the volumes are growing.

Dmytro Solomchuk, Member of Verkhovna Rada and a member of Verkhovna Rada’s Agrarian and Land Policy Committee, made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“The volume to Poland and through our western borders has decreased. Last month it was 200,000 tones. No more than 30 trucks are allowed through per day, few containers and grain trucks are allowed through, each transport is inspected for a long time, the process is delayed. But taking into account the recent negotiations and the demands of President Zelenskyy and President Duda, we hope that when our farmers start large-scale harvesting, in August-September there will be enough products in the warehouses, that all this will be unlocked. At least normal transit will be possible to European countries,” Dmytro Solomchuk added.

In addition, he said that neighboring Romania is the most lenient when it comes to exporting agricultural products from Ukraine.

“Our Romanian neighbors are most lenient to exports and support them. There is quite a lot of transshipment along the Danube today, about three million tones per month, and these volumes are increasing. Negotiations are also underway with the Moldovan railways, so that trains will go through Moldova to the Danube ports, this is a short, cheap way,” he explained.

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