This year, the export of Lithuanian food products to foreign countries continued to grow. Despite the global pandemic, Lithuanian companies have successfully established themselves in international markets, and the vaccination of the population is optimistic – according to representatives of the Baltic Gastronomy Leaders (BGL), a food industry breakthrough is expected from next year.
According to the data of the State Food and Veterinary Service, during ten months of this year, Lithuanian companies exported 14 percent more Lithuanian food products of animal origin. Exports of beef have almost doubled, and poultry meat has increased one and a half times. The main markets for Lithuanian food products remain the European Union, positions are being strengthened in Ukraine, USA, Israel, China, Japan, and Kazakhstan.In recent years, the association unifying food producers BGL has signed financing agreements with the EU for the development of exports to Japan, China, South Korea, USA, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.The Association will cover 80% of the total cost of these projects, which exceeds 11 million euros. Most of the funds will be used for participation in exhibitions, business meetings, networking, product tastings and presentations to help Lithuanian companies establish themselves in these markets.Romas Apulskis, President of BGL, states that Lithuanian companies have already laid a solid foundation in Ukraine and USA, and in recent years there has been an increase in exports to Far East countries – China, Japan, and South Korea.


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