Ukraine grain exports down 9 pct at 30.8 mln T so far in 2017/18


Ukraine's grain exports totalled30.8 million tonnes by Wednesday, down from 33.9 million tonneson the same date the previous season, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

So far in the 2017/1 8 season, which runs from July to June,Ukr aine has exported 14.2 million tonnes of wheat, 12.3 milliontonnes of maize and 4.1 million tonnes of barley, the ministry said in a statement.

Ukraine said it harvested 61.3 million tonnes of grain incalendar 2017, down from a record 66 million tonnes in 2016.

The ministry has said Ukrain e may export to 41 milliontonnes of grain this season.


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