Ukrainian farmers export 27.6 mln tonnes of grain since July 1


Ukrainian farmers exported 27.6 million tonnes of grain from July 1, 2017, when the 2017-2018 marketing year (MY) began, to March 12, 2018. In particular, wheat exports totaled 13.4 million tonnes, those of barley were 4 million tonnes, rye 18,200 tonnes, and maize 10.1 million tonnes, the press service of Ukraine's Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry has said. Over the period under review, Ukraine shipped 320,000 tonnes of flour abroad. The shipments included 319,700 tonnes of wheat flour and 1,100 tonnes of other types of flour.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian agribusinesses in MY 2016-2017 exported 43.8 million tonnes of grain, which was a record high over Ukraine's independence. At the same time, revenue from grain exports increased by 6%, to $6.4 billion. The previous record of grain exports at 39.4 million tonnes was reported in MY 2015-2016.

Ukraine harvested 61.3 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in 2017, which was 7.3% down from 2016, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said.


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