KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine exported 38.6 million tonnes of grain from July 1, 2018, through April 9, 2019, a 20% increase compared to the same period in the previous year, according to a Reuters report.
More than 20 million tonnes of corn have been exported thus far in 2018-19. However, wheat shipments during that period fell by 7.6%, to 13.3 million tonnes, including 8.6 million tonnes of food grade wheat, according to Reuters. Ukraine exported 3.2 million tonnes of barley, down 20% from same period in 2017-18.
For the entire 2017-18 season, Ukraine exported 39.9 million tonnes of grain, according to the Ukraine Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry.
In 2018, Ukraine harvested its largest grain crop — 70.1 million tonnes — since it gained independence in 1991.