In 2018, Ukrainian agricultural exports to Canada was valued at USD 9.9 million, while in 2016 it was only USD 4.9 million.

Ukrainian producers have substantially expanded the exports of agri-food products, in particular:

  • juices – $ 5.7 million (↑ 140%)
  • chocolate – $ 330 thousand (↑ 40%)
  • sugar confectionery – $ 160 thousand (↑ 32%)
  • water with sugar – $ 260 thousand (↑ 50%)

The increase of Ukrainian exports indicates that many businesses are already using the benefits of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement which came into force on August 1, 2017.

The CUTIS project with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture and the Export Promotion Office has developed the “I CAN EXPORT. How to Export Confectionery to Canada” export guide.

The main goal is to help Ukrainian small and medium confectionery enterprises to enter the Canadian market.

Few interesting facts about the Canadian confectionery market:

  1. The total volume of confectionery sales in the Canadian market in 2018 amounted to CAD 4.5 billion.
  2. In 2018, the value of confectionery sales in Canada has increased by almost 2.5%.
  3. By 2023, the total value of confectionery sales is expected to reach CAD 5.4 billion, with an average annual growth rate of 3.5%.
  4. In 2018, Canadian consumers annual spent CAD 123 per person on confectionery or CAD 314 per household.
  5. The USA, Switzerland, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland, and the Netherlands are the top 10 chocolate exporters to Canada.

To FREE download the export guide please follow the link 

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