: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukraine ships almost 30 mln tonnes of grain abroad

Ukrainian farmers exported 29.432 million tonnes of grain since July 2016, when the current marketing year began, according to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry`s press service.

In particular, they shipped 13.6 million tonnes of wheat abroad, while supplies of barley to foreign contractors were about 4.7 million tonnes, and those of maize stood at 11.1 million tonnes.

What is more, farmers exported 242,800 tonnes of flour, including 241,900 tonnes of wheat flour and 900 tonnes of other types of flour.

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

Ukraine gathered 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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