Ukraine's grain export increase primarily due to corn exports.
KIEV, UKRAINE – Ukraine seaports in 2016 handled 7.5% more grain than the previous year, UkrAgroConsult said on Jan. 10.

Of the 40.3 million tonnes of grain handled during 2016 at Ukraninan seaports, Mykolaiv led the way with 9 million tonnes, followed by Yuzhny (8.21 million), Odesa (8.16 million), Chornomorsk (7.98 million) and Olvia (3.05 million), according to UkrAgroConsult.

The report also noted that Ukraine seaports handled 4.7 million tonnes of vegetable oils in 2016, or 17.8% more than in 2015 (3.9 million). The greatest volumes were handled at the following ports: Mykolaiv (1.99 million), Chornomorsk (1.31 million) and Yuzhnu (1.05 million).

The Ukraine government recently said it forecast Ukraine grain exports for the current marketing year (July 2016-June 2017) to increase to 41.6 million from 40.2 million tonnes, due primarily to a projected increase in corn exports from 17.2 million to 18.5 million tonnes.