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14 August 2022


Ucab One third of the operating expenses of the agrarians are covered by bank loans

According to a survey «UCAB Metrics 2018» conducted by a team of analysts of the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club» in May 2018, 51% of Ukrainian agrarians use bank lending to cover part of their operating expenses.



Ucab Agrotechnologies from Finland for Ukrainian market

On June 6, in the framework of the AGRO-2018 exhibition, with the support of the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club», UCABEvent agency and Business Finland, a business meeting was held with a delegation of Finnish companies arrived in Kyiv to establish trade relations with Ukrainian agrarian companies.



Ucab Grain export is far behind last year

The reduction of gross crops production in 2017 to 61.9 mln tons, compared with 66 mln tons a year earlier, and the growth of competition for sales markets significantly affected the volumes of grain exports from Ukraine.



Ucab Strawberry nightmares of Poland - Ukraine is boosting the production

The start of the strawberry season was quite ambitious for Ukrainian berry growers. Prices started at 170 UAH/kg, but in three weeks they dropped sharply to 28-35 UAH/kg.



Ucab The projected decline in soybean sowings this year is confirmed

The pace of this year's soybean planting season has fallen by 7% compared with last year's figures. As of May 29, Ukraine has sowed 1670 thous. hectares of soybeans, which is 87% of the planned sowing areas this year. In comparison, 1 830 thous. hectares or 94% of the plan were sown at that date in the past year.



Ucab Exports of sunflower oil and sugar reduced

According to the State Fiscal Service, exports of agro-food products from Ukraine in January-April 2018, compared to the same period in 2017, decreased by 1,6% and totalled USD 5,929 mln.



Ucab The weather dictates its rules of game on the global wheat market

World wheat production in 2018/2019 MY will decrease to 747,7 mln tons, that is 10,6 mln tons less than a year earlier. At the same time, consumption will continue to grow and, according to forecasts of the USDA analysts, will reach 753, 8 mln tons, which is 10 mln tons more than last year's figure.



Ucab Shashlik season is open

In April 2018, compared to the last month, the cost of poultry meat increased from 54,6 to 55,2 UAH/kg, beef and pork prices didn’t rise significantly - by 30 and 50 kopecks/kg, respectively. In the short term, it should not be expected that meat will be cheaper.



Ucab The losses of winter crops are extremely low this year

According to Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the losses of winter crops in the current production season is only 5 thous. ha of winter rapeseed or 0,6% of 864 thou. ha of sowings and 0,1 thous. ha of winter wheat or only 0,002% of 5943 thous. ha, the rest of winter crops have not suffered losses during overwintering. This is the lowest losses of winter crops in the history of Ukraine's independence. For comparison, in 2017, the losses of winter rapeseed totaled 6% and winter wheat - 0.3%.



Ucab Trade war between the USA and China - the place of Ukraine

March 8, US President Donald Trump signed a 25 percent duty on steel and 10 percent on aluminum to protect national interests. In response, China made up a list of 128 products imported from the United States, on which it is planned to introduce duties in 15%. The list includes fruits, dried fruit, nuts, wine, ginseng, seamless steel tubes and others.



Ucab Ukraine closed 6 quotas on duty-free exports to the EU

As of April 17, 2018, Ukraine has exhausted six quotas for duty-free exports under the FTA with the EU. The list of closed quotas included honey, malt and wheat gluten, processed tomatoes, grape and apple juices, as well as wheat and corn.




Ucab Unstable demand for barley provokes price growth

As of 4 April, the cost of Ukrainian barley on the terms of FOB deepwater ports of Ukraine increased to USD 208-218/ MT that is 27% higher than the price level for the same period last year. Such a price for domestic grain crop is a record since the end of 2014.



Ucab Ukraine is the third largest supplier of agro-products to Turkey

According to the results of 2017, Ukraine became the third largest supplier of agricultural products to Turkey and took 7, 2% in the structure of Turkish imports of agricultural products, second only to the United States and Russia. Over the past 5 years, exports from our country have grown by USD 240, 6 mln, and imports have dropped by almost half - by USD 262, 5 mln or -47%.



Ucab One third of agrarians are ready to overpay for the faster delivery of replacement parts

According to a survey conducted by the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club» (UCAB) in March this year, 34% of agrarians throughout Ukraine are willing to overpay for reducing the delivery time for replacement parts for agricultural machinery repair.



Ucab Agrarians are becoming more satisfied with the decentralization reform

According to a survey conducted by UCAB analytical team «UCAB Metrics 2018: Seeds, Plant production products and Fertilizer» a third of the agrarian enterprises located on the territory of the united territorial communities are satisfied with the reform of decentralization and self-government.



Ucab World production of orange juice will decrease

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicts a decline in world production of orange juice in 2017/2018 MY to 1.7 mln tons, that is 329 thous tons less than in the last year. The significant decline in production will be due to the decrease in production in Brazil from 1.37 mln tons in 2016/2017 MY to 1.15 mln tons in 2017/2018 MY.



Ucab Sown areas under soybeans will be reduced mainly by small producers

According to a survey conducted by UCAB analytical team «UCAB Metrics 2018: Seeds, Plant production products and Fertilizer», half of Ukrainian soybean producers plan to change the sown areas this year.



Ucab China is boosting the import volume of soybeans

According to the USDA, in 2017/2018 MY Chinese import of oilseeds is projected at a record high level - 102,4 mln tons, which is almost 4 mln tons more than last year's level. At the same time, almost 98,9% account for soybeans.



Ucab Soybeans and poultry meat were the basis of increasing exports in January-February

According to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, in January-February the export of agricultural products from Ukraine increased by 3,4% to USD 2,774 mln, compared to the same period in 2017. At the same time, the export share of agricultural products in the overall structure of Ukraine's exports in the current year decreased from 42,8% in 2017 to 37,6%.



Ucab The increase in wheat production is expected in the western regions of Ukraine

The UCAB analytical team conducted a survey as part of «UCAB Metrics 2018: Seeds, Plant production products and Fertilizer» study among Ukrainian agricultural enterprises of different categories from different geographic regions.



Ucab Bad weather conditions in Brazil and Argentina contribute to rising prices for Ukrainian corn

For the period from February 28 to March 07, the corn cost on the terms of FOB deepwater ports of Ukraine increased by an average of USD 8-10/MT and amounted to USD 193-198 /MT, that is USD 24 higher than the previous year.



Ucab Flower supplies increased by 25% in 2017

Last year Ukraine imported cut flowers for almost USD 7 mln, which in real terms is about 92.2 mln flowers and 25% higher than the indicator of 2016. Roses (36%), chrysanthemums (33%) and carnations (29%) were dominant in the import structure.



Аграрний бізнес-клімат України досяг нових висот

Ukraine’s agriculture business climate rocks new horizons

Kyiv, February 22, 2018. The Survey conducted in February demonstrates improvements of respondents’ perception of the agricultural business climate (ABC), which reached 37.6 points.



Ucab Agrarian export to the EU has set a record for the last 5 years

According to the results of 2017, Ukraine showed an increase in supplies of agricultural products to the EU by 34%, which is EUR 1.4 bln more than last year. This dynamic is a record for the last 5 years. According to the latest report of the European Commission Ukraine has risen from the 8th to the 4th place among the main supplier countries of agricultural products to the EU, giving way to only Brazil, the United States and Argentina.



Ucab Soybean prices are increasing against the backdrop of adverse weather conditions in Brazil and Argentina

For the period from February 14 to 21, the export value of Ukrainian soybeans increased by an average of USD 5-7/MT.



Ucab Sustainable development in agribusiness

On February 22, 2018, the IV British Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum “Sustainable development in agribusiness” was held within the framework of the VII International Grain Tech Expo. The event was organized by the British Embassy in Ukraine jointly with the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club and Baker Tilly.



Ucab Second Seeds Forum: results and prospects

On February 21, 2018, the second Seeds Forum was held within the framework of the VIII International Grain Tech Expo. The event was organized by the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club» jointly with the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Ukrainian Seed Partnership Association and the Seed Association of Ukraine.



Ucab Indonesia will be the key importer of wheat in the world

According to USDA forecasts, in 2017/2018 MY Indonesia will occupy Egypt position and boost its imports of wheat to 125 mln tons.



Ucab IX Dutch and Ukrainian Agribusiness Potato Forum

February 21, 2018, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted the IX Dutch and Ukrainian Agribusiness Potato Forum within the framework of Fruit. Vegetables. Logistics 2018 International Exhibition. The forum is traditionally conducted in partnership with the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club» (UCAB) and the Ukrainian Association of Potato Producers (UAPP). The main topic of the event was the question of prospects and development of potato processing in Ukraine.



Ucab The theme of cow nutrition and fodder conservation was discussed on AgriSchool

On 14 and 15 February the first module of UCAB AgriSchool «Сow nutrition and fodder conservation» was held in Dnipro town. During the two-day workshop almost 30 participants discussed cow nutrition according to technological groups, the main aspects of fodder conservation and the methods of increase in milk yields.

  • Baker TILLY
  • Agroresurs
  • Limagrain
  • Zeppelin
  • GrainAlliance
  • Amazone
  • Goodvalley
  • LNZ Group
  •  Agricom Group
  • Агроріск
  • Райффайзен Банк Аваль
  • horsch
  • uahk
  • Сygnet
  • Syngenta
  • Svarog
  • Agco
  • Agroregion
  • ugt
  • Eridon
  • Monsanto
  • MHP
  • Maschionet
  • Maisadour
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Alfabank
  • Agroscop
  • Agrimatco
  • Avgust
  • NCH Advisors
  • Crop Life International
  • Continental farmers Group
  • AgroGeneration
  • credit agricole
  • claas
  • john deer
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