Posted on July, 16, 2019 at 10:46 am
By Susan Reidy
KYIV, UKRAINE — Ukraine exported a record 50.4 million tonnes of grains, legumes and flour in the 2018-19 marketing year, surpassing last year’s total by 10.5 million tonnes.
Of that total, 49.9 million tonnes were grain and legumes, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine reported. Wheat and a mixture of wheat and rye accounted for 15.6 million tonnes; barley amounted to 3.7 million tonnes; rye 87,000 tonnes; corn 29.8 million tonnes; and other grain and legumes were 815,000 tonnes.
Flour exports reached 301,281 tonnes of which 299,897 tonnes were wheat flour or mixtures of wheat and rye; the rest was flour of other grain crops.
The previous record was achieved in 2016-17 when Ukraine exported 43.8 million tonnes.