EU-Ukraine bilateral trade

In 2014 Ukraine was the EU's 25th largest trading partner and 22d largest export market (1,0%), while ranked 25th by the volume of exports to the EU (0,9%).

The EU is Ukraine's largest trading partner: over the first 9 months of 2015, 32,9% of all Ukrainian exports of goods went to the EU and 39,1% of imports of goods came from the EU.  EU-Ukraine trade in goods reached €20.4 billionover the first 9 months of 2015.

The main goods Ukraine exports to the EU are ferrous metals, iron ore, electric machinery and cereals.  The main goods the EU exports to Ukraine are machinery, transport equipment, chemicals, textile and clothing, and agricultural products.

In April 2014, the EU unilaterally adopted so-called Autonomous Trade Measures (ATM), by which it liberalized exports from Ukraine to the EU in line with the provision of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

On the 1st of January 2016, the trade part of the Association Agreement entered into force provisionally, further liberalizing trade between the EU and Ukraine. Most Ukrainian goods can now be sold duty free on the EU market.

A detailed breakdown of the most recent bilateral trade statistics can be found here pdf - 463 KB [463 KB] .


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