In Re (#07-08 July-August 2017)

Trade Finance in Agribusiness

by Taras Dmukhovskyy

It is a well-known fact that agriculture plays a significant role in the Ukrainian economy. Considering the rising global demand for food products, this sector of Ukrainian economy is likely to grow even further. In order to maintain and improve the current stage of development of the agro industry, Ukrainian agro companies need sufficient financial resources.

However, traditional lending from Ukrainian banks does not satisfy the demand for the financing required by Ukrainian agro companies. Ukrainian agro companies are also limited in their ability to obtain traditional bank lending from foreign lenders due to the limited appetite of foreign banks for Ukrainian risk. Besides, attracting financing through the issue of Eurobonds on international capital markets is only available for a few large Ukrainian agro companies.

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