Ensuring stable and uninterrupted transportation of agricultural products to the ports is controlled at the interdepartmental level.
This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Viktor Sheremet in Odessa during a panel discussion on the topic “Actual issues of grain and oilseeds exports through the ports of Ukraine” Ukrainian Ports Forum, reports the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.
“Today, the organizational, legal and production structures in agriculture have changed significantly, and the infrastructure component is actively developing. The main load in sending grain abroad, and this is more than 90%, lies on the seaports. In order to ensure stable and uninterrupted transportation of agricultural products to the ports, work takes place at the interdepartmental level, ”said Sheremet.
According to him, to ensure a stable supply of grain and other agricultural products to foreign markets, an interdepartmental operational headquarters has been created to address agricultural logistics issues. In the headquarters, which today is headed by. Olga Trofimtseva, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, included the main participants of the agrarian market of Ukraine.
“Representatives of agrarian companies and industry associations note positive changes in solving urgent problems, which testifies to the efficiency of the logistics headquarters,” said the deputy minister and thanked all those who helped to export last year's record grain harvest.
The message of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy provides data from the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, according to which as of May 28, the actual export volumes of grain from Ukraine are 46.3 million tons, including wheat - 14.8 million tons, corn - 26.9 million tons, barley - 3.5 million tons; Flour export volumes are 265.1 thousand tons.
According to the May forecasts of the US Department of Agriculture, Ukraine in world trade in 2018-2019 marketing year ranks second in grain exports (49.3%), fourth in barley (3.6%) and corn (28.4%), and the fifth largest exporter of wheat (16.1%).
Agricultural exports in the first four months of 2019 amounted to $ 7.1 billion, compared with the same period of 2018, it increased by $ 1.1 billion, or 18.6%. Asian countries accounted for 41.6% of agricultural exports ($ 2.96 billion); on the EU countries - 33.5% (2.38 billion dollars); African countries - 15.7% (1.1 billion dollars); CIS countries - 6.6% ($ 472.2 million).