Ukraine

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
#114 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$18.71 Million
3-Year Average
$47.64 Million
Compound Average Growth
-14.83% (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 539 $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

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Ukraine: Oilseeds and Products Annual

For marketing year (MY) 2024/25, Ukrainian farmers are forecast to increase area under all the major oilseeds except for sunflowers. However, regarding production volumes, this increase might be somewhat dampened by lower yields compared to the high levels of MY2023/24.
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Ukraine: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

In 2023, Ukraine's cattle inventory and beef production remained on a three-decade-long downward trend. The decrease in consumer numbers and comparatively high beef prices resulted in a domestic consumption drop and increased exports of both live cattle for slaughter and beef.
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Ukraine: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

Ukraine’s chicken meat production continued to recover in 2023, driven by low feed costs and stable energy supplies and macroeconomic environment. Facing lower world market poultry prices in the first three quarters of 2023, Ukrainian poultry producers concentrated on import replacement on the domestic market and exports to the European Union, under the tariff- and quota-free access granted to Ukraine in solidarity after Russia’s full-scale invasion.

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.