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.

REUTERS

REUTERS

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.

Read alsoPotato prices jump in Ukraine over disrupted supplies – experts

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.

Related news

U.S. to allocate medical, humanitarian aid for Ukraine to help fight COVID-19

The money will be distributed to the world's most at-risk countries starting April 3.

2 56

Week's balance: Cabinet extends quarantine, hryvnia stops sliding, and pace of industrial output decline slows down.

To reduce the pace of coronavirus spread, the government introduced an emergency situation regime, extended the national quarantine for three weeks, and supported subsidies for vulnerable citizens; the banks received more cash currency, and the hr...

2 2

After meeting conditions for IMF program Ukraine to receive first fast tranche of $2 bln directly to budget within 15 days – Zelensky.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that after meeting the conditions for the program of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the adoption of the land market and the non-return of insolvent banks to their ex-owners Ukraine w...

Ukraine moves 13 positions up in Index of Economic Freedom.

Ukraine moved 13 positions up in the Index of Economic Freedom and now ranks 134th.

Ukraine's national debt slightly down to $83.4 bln

In hryvnia equivalent, the state debt also slid by almost 1.5%, to UAH 2.048 trillion.

By continuing to browse World News (UAZMI), you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and agree to the use of cookies