Ag equipment exports from Ukraine fell 9.4% in 2019 to a total value of $37.6 million according to a report from Ukrinform. Exports of tractors totaled $3.3 million in 2019, down 55.4% from $7.4 million in 2018.
Belarus was the number one importer of Ukrainian tractors according to the report at $1.1 million worth of imports, making up 33.3% of sales. Romania followed with 27.3% of Ukrainian tractor exports, valued at $0.9 million. Other notable importers of Ukrainian tractors were Moldova at $0.5 million worth of tractors (15.2% of sales), Cuba ($0.4 million, 12.1%) and Israel ($0.2 million, 6%).
The most lucrative equipment to export for Ukrainian ag equipment manufacturers was grain drills, valued at $10.3 million in 2019 (down 30% from 2018). Belarus was also the number one importer of grain drills, receiving 36.9% of grain drill exports, valued at $3.8 million. Kazakhstan followed with 26.2% of grain drill exports, valued at $2.7 million. Other notable importers of grain drills were Moldova at $1.3 million worth of imports (12.6% of sales), Bulgaria ($1.1 million, 10.7%), and Poland ($0.7 million, 6.8%)
Exports of mowers fell 9.9% in 2019 to $6.4 million. Russia imported the majority of mowers, bring in 65.6% of mower exports, valued at $6.4 million. Kazahstan followed with $0.8 million worth of mower imports, 12.5% of sales. Moldova for imported $0.5 million worth of Ukrainian mowers (7.8% of sales), and Argentina purchased $0.3 million of mowers, its first time purchasing ag equipment from Ukraine (4.7% of sales).
Exports of disc harrows from Ukraine were valued at $2.8 million in 2019. The most notable importers were Moldova with $0.8 million worth (28.6% of sales), Bulgaria at $0.6 million (21.4% of sales) and Lithuania with $0.3 million (10.7% of sales).
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