Ukrainian farmers export over 44 mln tonnes of grain since July 1.

Ukraine has already shipped 17.4 million tonnes of wheat to foreign customers.



Ukrainian agribusinesses continue shipping grain abroad amid quarantine over the COVID-19 coronavirus, having exported 44.19 million tonnes of grain from July 1, 2019, the start of the 2019-2020 marketing year (MY), to March 24, 2020, which was 7.9 million tonnes up from the relevant period of MY 2018-2019.

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In particular, Ukraine exported 17.4 million tonnes of wheat, 4.2 million tonnes of barley, 22 million tonnes of maize, and 5,000 tonnes of rye, the Ukrainian Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ministry's press service said.

Over the period under review, agrarians also shipped 267,800 tonnes of flour from wheat and other types of grain to foreign customers, which was 71,000 tonnes up against the relevant period of MY 2018-2019.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian farmers in 2019 harvested 75 million tonnes of grain, of which 54 million tonnes will be supplied onto foreign markets, according to the ministry.

The Cabinet of Ministers on March 11 decided to introduce quarantine across Ukraine from March 12 to April 3.

Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture, Trade Envoy Taras Kachka earlier said the country would not put limits on shipments of grain, sunflower oil, poultry, and other key export staples abroad during the coronavirus quarantine.

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