Photo from UNIAN Ukrainian agribusinesses boosted strawberry exports in 2012-2017 by 90%, from 184 tonnes to 1,799 tonnes, while the exports shrank by 88% from 1,286 tonnes to 153 tonnes. The peak of strawberry consumption was recorded in 2013. The consumption was slowly declining in the following years, the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club Association (UCAB) said. Read alsoUkraine boosts fruit, berry exports by almost 70% in Q1 2018 "According to the Ukrainian association [of gardening and small fruit growing] Ukrsadprom, Ukraine in 2017 alone exported 1,800 tonnes of fresh strawberries and 3,000 tonnes of frozen strawberries. Fresh berries exported by domestic enterprises last year accounted for 15%, while the share of frozen ones was 25%. Exports are handled exclusively by the enterprises that can ensure large-sized smooth supplies," it said. As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine harvested 2 million tonnes of fruits and berries from a 194,000-hectare area in 2017, with a yield of 10.52 tonnes per ha, including 1.25 million tonnes of pome fruit. The country also harvested 563,900 tonnes of stone fruit, 126,800 tonnes of berries, and 108,600 tonnes of nuts.