In 8 months of 2018, Ukraine exported 2,614 tons of butter to the European Union countries, which is 60% higher than the figure for the same period last year, Maxim Fasteyev, an analyst of the dairy market, reported about this on his Facebook page.

However, according to the results of the year, the volume of deliveries is more or less balanced due to falling demand.

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In any case, the export of Ukrainian butter to the European Union has already exceeded the annual quota. By the way, in 2018 it is 2010 tons, and for 2019 it is set at 2400 tons.

“In 2018, as in the past, quotas were chosen at the earliest opportunity,” says Fasteyev. “The application for the supply of Ukrainian goods under the semi-annual duty-free quota is 175 times higher than its total volume.”

What is interesting, the expert notes, Belarus appeared in the list of butter suppliers to the EU. It does not have duty-free quotas, that is, it is profitable to deliver goods even with payment of duty.

According to the customs statistics of the EU, the volume of Belarusian supplies amounted to 161 tons. Belarusian statistics say that the figure should be 300 tons more, but Europe does not see this volume (intended for Denmark).

Earlier, AgroDay wrote that butter was the only dairy product, the exports of which from Ukraine are increasing.