KIEV, Ukraine, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Foreign investors are investing more in the agricultural sector of Ukraine. From January to March, capital investment in agriculture accounted for UAH 2.5 billion, 10% more than over the same period last year. Traditionally, the most attractive sectors for investors are the food industry, bioenergy and crop production, with major investors in agriculture coming from across Europe. First Vice Prime Minister Serghiy Arbuzov mentioned this fact prior to the first annual international conference "ABC: Ukraine & Partners", initiated by the Ukrainian Government.
"Between 2000-when investment levels in agriculture were at their lowest levels-and 2012, we have seen high annual growth rates. The government is working hard to ensure that they are constantly increasing, by creating transparent conditions for investors and deepening investment in public and private partnerships," said Arbuzov.
The First Vice Prime Minister also stressed that the food industry; bioenergy and crop production all traditionally show high ratings of investment attractiveness:
"Investors look for those sectors of agriculture where there is a high level of profitability, export opportunities, high rates of scale and better terms of liquidity of investments," he continued.
Serhiy Arbuzov also underlined that the biggest investors in agriculture in Ukraine are European countries.
Recall, First Annual International Business Conference «ABC: Ukraine & Partners» will be held on June 13-14, 2013 at the capital based NSC "Olympiysky". One of the business and government meeting topics will be the panel discussion "Investment in agricultural sector of Ukraine. Let's Feed the world together." First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Arbuzov will participate in the discussion.
SOURCE ABC: Ukraine & Partners