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 2022

Export Market Rank
#90 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$53.16 Million
3-Year Average
$133.02 Million
Compound Average Growth
-16.71% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Ukraine in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Fish and Seafood $24.23 Million 8,619 $66.69 Million -79%
Planting Seeds $9.65 Million 2,312 $31.59 Million -74%
Food Preparations $4.09 Million 241 $12.59 Million -53%
Tree Nuts $4.08 Million 728 $9.45 Million -58%
Other Intermediate Products $2.86 Million 11 $1.74 Million 88%
Other Consumer Oriented $1.45 Million 191 $4.37 Million -90%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $1.1 Million 203 $1.06 Million 122%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $1.03 Million 62 $1.77 Million -76%
Sugar $734,095 72 $737,992 -44%
Dog & Cat Food $574,631 298 $1.87 Million -89%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ukraine: Livestock and Products Annual

Ukraine’s cattle inventory is expected to remain on its historical downward trend in 2023 and 2024. Exports of live cattle and beef will remain strong as lower disposable incomes result in decreased domestic demand.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ukraine: Poultry and Products Annual

After a notable chicken meat production decline in 2022, the Ukrainian poultry industry is expected to make a limited recovery in 2023-24.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ukraine: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

No new bilateral certificates were negotiated during the period from the second half of 2022 through the first half of 2023.

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.

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