To date, Ukrainian companies-exporters of agricultural products make less profit on the Asian markets than they could, due to the growing cost of marine logistics in terms of the current coronavirus epidemic, reported the Chairman of the Ukrainian Agricultural Export Association (UAEA), Dmytro Kroshka.
At the same time, the expert stressed that it is a case of not only the exports of Ukrainian products to China — coronavirus already became the factor that affected all sales markets in the Asian region.
According to D.Kroshka, logistics companies increased the prices of their services by nearly 40%. Thus, the prime cost of the products that Ukraine supplies by sea to the Asian region, increased, which covered not only China, but also Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, as well as the Persian Gulf countries and others.
According to him, the logistics prices increased, due to the fact that China also reduced its exports in terms of the coronavirus outbreak, which reduced the sales turnover, and number of vessels with containers at sea. The trend mainly affected the exports of value added goods that are transported in containers — poultry meat, eggs, fresh apples and other fruits, ice cream and various packaged goods.
by APK Inform