In January-September 2018, Ukraine exported 243.7 thousand tons of meat and poultry by-products, which is 15% more than the same period in 2017.
In monetary terms, the export of poultry meat amounted to 381.1 million dollars.
The main importer of Ukrainian poultry meat is the Netherlands. For the first 9 months of this year, Ukraine supplied poultry meat to the Netherlands for $ 89.7 million.
The second place belongs to Slovakia with a monetary indicator of 47.5 million dollars, the third - to Iraq. In January-September of the current year, Ukraine delivered $ 32.4 million worth of chicken meat to Iraq.
At the same time, the import of poultry meat by Ukraine in the first 9 months of 2018 amounted to 99.1 thousand tons.
Recall, the largest producer of chicken in Ukraine - the company “MHP” announced plans to increase exports. According to executive director Yuri Kosyuk, competing countries are resisting this, but MHP’s plans are to become European (equivalent) Brasil Foods or Tyson.