The EU market has left more than 14 thousand companies from Ukraine

During the year the EU exported more than 14 thousand Ukrainian companies

Last year exports to the EU has carried out more than 14 thousand companies, 734 companies more than in 2016. Trade statistics with the EU suffered a tangible positive change .

More than 14 thousand Ukrainian companies in 2017 exported its products to the EU. On Tuesday, February 13, in an interview with UKRINFORM told the representative of Ukraine to the EU Nikolay Tochitskii.

“The number of Ukrainian companies engaged in export of goods in member States of the European Union, is constantly growing. According to the Ministry of economic development and trade, last year exporting to the EU has conducted more than 14 thousand companies that 734 of the company more than in 2016,” – said the Ambassador.

According to him, trade statistics with EU suffered a tangible positive change. In particular, in 2017, exports to EU countries increased by 30%, and the share of the EU in the structure of foreign trade of Ukraine already accounts for nearly 43%. While in 2013 this figure was equal to no more than 20%.

The Ambassador also noted that the share of small and medium enterprises among exporters remains inadequate.

“Very often the representatives of our small and medium enterprises don’t know where you can find the basic information about the entry of products into the EU market, as well as the existence of EU programmes, through which you can look for foreign partners to establish cooperation,” said Tochitskii.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that 63 Ukrainian companies received permission to export foodstuffs to the European Union.

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