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Ukraine increased exports of frozen raspberries to the USA 6-fold in 2023

EastFruit analysts point out that Ukraine continues to gradually increase supplies of frozen raspberries to the United States, which is a good trend given the urgent need to diversify exports.

According to Andriy Yarmak, an FAO economist, Ukraine supplies most of its raspberries to Poland, leaving there about $100 million in added value from exports of different types of berries. Poland re-exports these berries to other countries, primarily to Germany. However, in the recent years, Poland has regularly created trade barriers for Ukrainian products, acquiring a reputation as a very unreliable trading partner.

At the same time, the United States is the second largest importer of frozen raspberries in the world after Germany, and prices on this market are usually higher than on the European Union market. Accordingly, supplies of frozen raspberries to the USA are profitable, even despite more expensive logistics.

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It should be noted that in the first three quarters of 2023, Ukraine has already exported 84 tons of frozen raspberries to the United States. This is a relatively small volume, but it is 6 times more than during the same period of 2022, which means the first trial deliveries of raspberries were successful. Of course, in the ranking of raspberry suppliers to the United States, Ukraine is not even in the top 10, but it should be noted that there is a positive trend in the volume of supplies, while the four leaders: Mexico, Chile, Serbia, and Canada have all significantly reduced their exports in the meantime.

Ukraine started exporting frozen raspberries to the United States very recently – only two years ago and it needs time to establish itself as a reliable exporter. The USA annually imports about 45-50 thousand tons of frozen raspberries, and import volumes tend to grow.

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