For 8 years, the production of nuts in Ukraine increased by a qu
Since 2010, nut production in Ukraine has grown by more than 25%, which allowed Ukraine to gain a foothold in the top ten world leaders in the industry. More domestic farmers collect nuts only in the USA, Mexico, France, Germany and Peru. In the medium term, Ukraine is expected to increase even more gross harvest of walnuts, as the areas of its plantations are rapidly increasing after long years of stagnation. For example, last year, the area of nut orchards increased immediately by 18% and exceeded the 2000 figure.
Ukraine entered the top three world producers of nuts
World leaders in the production of walnuts are China and the United States. These countries occupy 50% and 29% of the world nut production, respectively. The EU (total), Chile and Ukraine with shares of 5% share the third place. In particular, Ukraine produces about 110 thousand tons of nuts. The data is voiced by the association "Ukrainian Club of Agrarian Business". At the end of 2016, Ukraine exported 27 thousand tons of shelled nuts in the amount of $ 65 million. The main market for Ukrainian walnuts is the market of Asia and Europe. The main position of exports to Europe is walnuts peeled. Deliveries of this product during this period increased by 16% and in 2016, exports amounted to almost 7 thousand tons, which in monetary terms amounts to $ 25 million. Thus, Ukraine is the fourth largest supplier of nuts to the EU, second only to the United States, Moldova and Chile .