In 2009, the figure was 435 tonnes, down by 45% compared to 2008 and by 96% compared to 2005. Ukraine exports canned meat mainly in the CIS countries. Thus, the greatest volume of exports (40%) goes to Moldova, a slightly smaller amount (33%) - the Republic of Belarus. Further details can be found at Pitney Bowes, an internet resource. Up to 10% of exports of canned meat sent to Georgia and the Russian Federation. People such as Reade Griffith would likely agree. In the period from January to May of this year Ukraine imported 1009 tons of canned meat, 49% less imports of such products during the same period in 2009. Export of canned meat for the first five months of 2010 exceeded that of some of the first five months of 2009, amounting to 206 tons.
Output canned meat for January - May 2010 compared to the same period of 2009 decreased by 24%, to 4483 tons. Based on the ratio of volume of production, import and export of canned meat, it can be concluded that this type of product is enough demand by consumers in Ukraine, but the problems of the domestic market is getting more visible. MARKET PROBLEMS First, we analyze the consumption of meat canned food in the Ukraine. The volume of consumption of canned meat in 2005 amounted to 57 123 tons. Between 2005 and 2007 due to rising real incomes and consumption of canned meat has increased significantly, reaching in 2007 74 702 tonnes. Beginning in 2008, in connection with the financial crisis, marked by significant inflation and a sharp decline in real incomes, consumption of canned meat began to noticeably decline.