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32 Things You May Not Know About Ukraine

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21. Economic size

Ukraine’s economy is the 40th-largest in the world, with a GDP (PPP) of $516.7 billion in 2020.

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22. Economic breakdown

Ukraine’s GDP composition by sector of origin is: services (60%), industrial (28.6%), and agriculture (12.2%). (Per the CIA, data may be incomplete, hence the total is not 100%.)

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23. Farming powerhouse

When it was a part of the Soviet Union, Ukraine (then the Ukrainian Republic) was essential to feeding the USSR. It produced about a quarter of the USSR’s agricultural and food output, with Ukrainian farms providing meat, milk, grain, and vegetables.

24. Agricultural products

Ukraine’s top agricultural products are maize, wheat, potatoes, sunflower seed, sugar beet, milk, barley, soybeans, rapeseed, and tomatoes.

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25. Farming

Ukraine’s landmass is 71.2% agricultural land. The next largest percentage is made up by forests, at 16.8%.

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