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Ukraine has improved its record in the export of frozen raspberries

Frozen Raspberry
Fruits
Ukraine
Published Jan 25, 2023

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Despite the extremely difficult situation and the occupation of part of the country's territory by the Russian army, labor shortages, expensive logistics and regular terrorist attacks against civilian energy infrastructure, last year Ukraine managed to improve its record in the export of frozen raspberries, according to preliminary estimates to analysts of the electronic publication EastFruit. According to them, exports have reached 40 thousand tons - 20% above the previous record set in 2021. Over 60% of all frozen raspberries produced in Ukraine were exported to Poland, which increased purchases by 37% year-on-year. In the ranking of importers of Ukrainian frozen raspberries last year, the first 11 countries are member states of the European Union. Second is Germany, followed by Lithuania, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Belgium and France – all with 1,000 tons and more.

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"Taking into account the problems with the energy infrastructure under constant attacks by the aggressor, the result is another small victory for Ukraine and its gardeners, because in these conditions it is quite difficult to freeze and preserve raspberries. Of course, Ukrainian producers exported this year's frozen raspberries at the first opportunity to reduce the risks, so it is not surprising that they were forced to lower the export prices of the produce compared to last season. However, the level of prices that both farmers and processors received fully covered the costs of growing, processing and storing the strawberry culture, which means that it provided good opportunities for the preservation and further development of the sector", said Andriy Yarmak, economist in the investment department of the Food and ...
Source: Sinor
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