Ukraine exports almost 36 mln tonnes of grain since July 2016

Ukrainian agribusinesses have exported 35.79 million tonnes of grain since the beginning of the 2016-2017 marketing year (MY, July 2016 – June 2017), according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service.

In particular, 15.24 million tonnes of wheat, 5.01 million tonnes of barley, 15.33 million tonnes of maize, and 4,300 tonnes of rye were shipped onto foreign markets.

Ukraine also exported some 300,900 tonnes of flour, including 299,700 tonnes of wheat flour and 1,200 tonnes of other types of flour, over the period under review.

Earlier, Ukrainian agrarians plan to export 41.6 million tonnes of grain, setting a record in 2016-2017 MY. The previous record was registered in 2015-2016 MY when grain exports stood at 39.4 million tonnes.

Ukraine harvested 65.95 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in 2016, which was 9.7% up from 2015. It was also a record for the whole period of the country`s independence, according to the State Statistics Service.

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