Russia became the largest buyer of Ukrainian wine in the first four months of 2017, according to the Ukrainian agrarian news portal Agravery.
Overall exports of Ukrainian wine in January-April 2017 were estimated at US$12 million, wine shipments to Russia alone totaled $6.3 million, or 52.8% of total exports, Agravery reported with reference to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
Wine imports were twice exports: Ukraine bought 12 million liters of wine worth $23.4 million in the four months.
Shipments of Italian wine were estimated at $6 million, or 25.7% of total imports. Georgia ranked second, as wine imports from that country totaled $3.4 million (14.6%), France was third with $3.3 million (14%).