KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine’s grain exports for 2018-19 are significantly higher than this time a year ago, the Kiev Post reported.

Ukraine has exported more than 35 million tonnes of grain crops since the beginning of the current marketing year, which began in July and ends in June. Over 29.2 million tonnes of grains were exported over the same period in 2017-18, according to the Post.

In particular, Ukraine has exported 12.7 million tonnes of wheat (including over 8.1 million tonnes of milling wheat and more than 4.6 million tonnes of fodder wheat), over 3.1 million tonnes of barley and 18.4 million tonnes of corn, according to the press service of the department for phytosanitary security, seed production and planting control of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection.

In addition, 3.8 million tonnes of oilseeds have been exported within the current marketing year. Over the same period last marketing year, almost 4.3 million tonnes of oilseeds were exported, according to the Post.

In 2018, Ukraine harvested its largest grain crop — 70.1 million tonnes — since it gained independence in 1991.