19.04.2019 11:10

Ukrainian producers are increasing the production of walnuts

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19.04.2019 11:10

Each year Ukraine has more and more harvest of walnuts.  This helps our country to become one of the largest walnut producers. There are several reasons for this. First of all, production of walnuts is transformed from household to industrial productions. That is characterized by increasing of industry walnuts tree area. The next reason is the active government support.

According to statistic of Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, it has received 127.2 thousand MT of all nuts in 2018 years. It was harvested 127.19 thousand MT of walnuts. And 98, 97% of them were produced by households.

Rising trend quantity of production coincides with trend of growing area. In 2018 walnut area up on 16,4% to 21,3 thousand  ha in comparison with 2017 year.  In that time we can see that industrial nuts producers interest to this industry is accompanied by increased area of industrial gardens on 60,4% to 7,7 thousand  ha.

If we compare growing area of different fruit trees in 2018, we will see that the area under cherry trees was up 1.4%, peaches - 5.71%, raspberries and blackberries - 7.69%, but apple area -  down 1.45%.

Great role for the development of this branch has played a program of government support of viticulture, horticulture and hopping. This program envisaged payments from the state budget in the amount of 300 mln UAH. But the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has increased the payments after redistribution of state budget in the end of 2018 year. As the result, Ukrainian farmers have got the government support in amount of 400 mln UAH. It was used 268,35 mln UAH for buying seeding. Using subsidies has partly restituted payments for buying seedlings for area of 3970,3 ha of which 1897,1  hectares (almost 49%)– under walnut trees.

According to the trends of growing area, we can expect that production in the near future will increase by 16-20%.

Analytical department UAC

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