Post forecasts Ukraine’s walnut production over 132,000 metric tons (MT) in marketing year (MY) 2018/2019. This is a 22 percent increase over the official production estimate in MY 2017/2018. This significant increase in production is due to better weather conditions in 2018, compared to 2017, as well as expected further expansion of production area in 2018. Industrial walnut production is gaining ground in Ukraine, driven by state support. For MY 2018/2019, exports are forecast at over 90,000 MT, a 15 percent increase over MY2017/2018. The European Union and the Middle East are expected to remain major export destinations.