Ukrainian agribusinesses had exported 17.5 million tonnes of grain since the start of the 2017-2018 marketing year (MY, July 2017 – June 2018) as of December 6, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry's press service.
In particular, Ukraine exported 10.15 million tonnes of wheat, 3.74 million tonnes of barley, 10,500 tonnes of rye, and 3.56 million tonnes of maize.
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As 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, 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.