Ukraine is one of the world’s top agricultural producers and exporters and plays a critical role in supplying oilseeds and grains to the global market. More than 55 percent of the country is arable land and agriculture provides employment for 14 percent of Ukraine’s population.

Agricultural products are Ukraine’s most important exports. In 2021 they totaled $27.8 billion, accounting for 41 percent of the country’s $68 billion in overall exports.

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U.S. Trade with Ukraine in 2023

Export Market Rank
#113 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$18.68 Million
3-Year Average
$47.63 Million
Compound Average Growth
-14.85% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Ukraine in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Food Preparations $6.15 Million 191 $12.33 Million 15%
Other Intermediate Products $2.81 Million 16 $1.87 Million 152%
Tree Nuts $1.39 Million 261 $8.62 Million -73%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $1.28 Million 185 $1.14 Million 188%
Essential Oils $1.23 Million 64 $345,147 742%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $1.2 Million 54 $1.46 Million -42%
Planting Seeds $904,463 33 $28.02 Million -95%
Chocolate & Cocoa Products $800,997 42 $989,049 64%
Other Consumer Oriented $640,978 648 $2.97 Million -87%
Rice $619,026 341 $1.14 Million -65%

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Data and Analysis

Ukraine established a self-limiting trade measure for sugar to create long term trust with its neighbor.
Ukraine established a simplified procedure for temporary registration of genetically engineered cotton varieties only.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ukraine: Sugar Annual

MY2024/25 sugar production is forecast at 1.8 MMT, similar to FAS/Kyiv's previous MY estimate. Sugar beet production area will remain steady across MY2023/24 and MY2024/25, which could be an indicator that the sugar industry is adjusting to a “new normal.”

News and Features

Today USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service released a dashboard that demonstrates the scope of Black Sea grain and oilseed trade.
In a touching display of unity, remembrance, and resilience, the U.S.-Ukraine Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony took place May 10, 2023, at the prestigious U.S. National Arboretum.
FAS is offering a grant opportunity to provide technical assistance to Ukrainian agricultural producers, focusing on the detection and mitigation of animal diseases and prevention of their introduction into the food supply.