Ukraine is among the seven world’s largest exporters of raspberries, with a share of about 3% of world exports, Ukrinform reports, referring to the ЕastFruit platform for fruit and vegetable business.
It is noted that in terms of net exports, Ukraine rises to fifth place over a five-year period and to fourth place if considering 2020. Serbia, Poland and Chile remain ahead of Ukraine
According to ЕastFruit, in the last five years, Ukraine has been the world’s leader in terms of the relative growth of raspberry exports among the top ten net exporters and ranks second among exporters in terms of absolute growth rates of net exports. Ukraine annually increases exports of frozen raspberries by 17% or 2,500 tonnes.
Experts note that in the first seven months of 2021, Ukraine increased exports of frozen raspberries by 32% or about 2,500 tonnes. Therefore, the growth of raspberry exports may significantly grow in 2021, because the raspberry harvest in Ukraine was high and exports were very active.
As Ukrinform reported, in 2021, Ukraine started exporting frozen raspberries to the United States and Canada for the first time.