Ukraine becomes East European onion biggest importer
11.01.2019 19:11 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
Within 2018/19 MY (marketing year, started Aug 2018) first half, Ukraine has been growing its onion import, EastFruit reports.
As to the report, onion import growth is untypical for Ukraine. However, this tendency has prolonged within Dec 2018: thus, as of Dec 2018, the Ukrainian onion export has exceeded 6,000 tons (up 15 times against Dec 2017).
It is to be admitted, upon whole, within 2018/19 MY Ukraine has already imported 14,200 tons onion (up 6.4 times against 2017/18 MY similar).
Thus, Ukraine has become the East European biggest onion importers, although earlier Ukraine used to be a big onion exporters.