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Ukraine demonstrates significant progress on the world agricultural market, President Viktor Yanukovych said at the opening of the XXV Agro-2013 International Agro-Industrial Fair on Wednesday, the press service of the head of state reports.
"During the economic crisis the agricultural sector of our country has once again showed growth against the background of all other sectors of the economy. The Ukrainian agriculture helps not only ensure domestic demand, but also increase the supply of food and agricultural commodities on foreign markets," Yanukovych said.
In particular, he noted that since 2007 the share of production of agribusiness in total exports of Ukraine has doubled, and it amounted to 27% last year.
The President is convinced that over the past few years Ukraine proved that it was one of the most powerful players on the global food market.
In addition, the head of state noted that the world became interested not only in the Ukrainian grain but livestock products as well. According to him, Ukraine has begun supplying poultry products into the European Union.
Ukraine is also gradually expanding into new markets for agricultural products, including Japan, the United Arab Emirates and the Republic of South Africa.