Ukraine exports over 11 mln tonnes of grains since July 1


Ukrainian agribusinesses have exported 11.27 million tonnes of grains since the start of the 2017-2018 marketing year (MY, July 2017 – June 2018), according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry's press service.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

In particular, Ukraine exported 6.67 million tonnes of wheat, 3.3 million tonnes of barley, 1,600 tonnes of rye, and 1.27 million tonnes of maize.

Over the period under review, the agrarians also shipped 119,400 tonnes of flour abroad, including 119,000 tonnes of wheat flour and 400 tonnes of other types of flour.

Earlier, the press service of the State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service, referring to the data of the Department for Phytosanitary Security, Control in Seed Production and Seedling, said that Ukrainian farmers had exported 1.6 million tonnes of oilseeds since the beginning of the 2017-2018 MY, which was almost 1.9 times more than in the 2016-2017 MY.

Ukraine harvests over 43 mln tonnes of grainsAs UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian agribusinesses in the 2016-2017 MY exported 43.8 million tonnes of grain, which was a record high over Ukraine's independence. At the same time, the 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 the 2015-2016 MY.

Ukraine harvested 65.95 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in 2016, which was 9.7% up from 2015, and a record high over the country's independence.

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