Geography

Ukraine is bordered by Russia to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. Ukraine is composed of 24 oblasts and one autonomous republic (Crimea). Kiev is both the capital and the largest city of Ukraine. Currently the population is approximately 46 million.

Agricultural Sector

Ukraine has 60.3mn hectares of land, of this, 70% is agricultural land. Fertile soil makes it possible to grow a variety of crops. Being a large grain producer, Ukraine is one of the six world largest exporters, supplying to 80 countries worldwide. Rising world grain prices help make these exports even more viable. The country is also the biggest exporter of sunflower oil and has substantial potential in growing and exporting rapeseed.

Major Agricultural Products of Ukraine

11.833.000 tons Barley
189.000 tons Buckwheat
10.486.000 tons Corn
1.873.000 tons Rapeseed
1.044.000 tons Soya
6.364.000 tons Sunflower
20.886.000 tons Wheat
10.067.000 tons Sugar Beet