According to nv.ua, Ukraine is steadily increasing the imports of agricultural products into the European Union. Over the past 12 months the supply of Ukrainian agribusiness products have increased by € 561 million (+ 15%) and amounted to € 4, 2 billion, the European Commission report states.
Thus, Ukraine was able to climb from 8th to 7th place in the ranking of the top 20 importers of the EU, thus displacing Indonesia in the period from May 2015 to April 2016 due to the increase of exports to the European Union.
The limitation of access to the Russian market also played its part, adds the expert of agricultural markets in Ukrainian club of agrarian business Dariya Hrytsenko. Furthermore, the aggressive Russia policy makes it difficult for logistics in the CIS and Central Asia, forcing the producers to shift to the deliveries to the EU.