Ukraine since the beginning of the new 2019/2020 marketing year (MY, July-June) and as of September 6, 2019 had exported 9.792 million tonnes of grain and legumes, which is 1.6 times more than on the same date of the previous MY.
According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, farmers also exported 5.63 million tonnes of wheat, 1.86 million tonnes of corn, 2.28 million tonnes of barley. As of September 6 this year, 52,600 tonnes of flour had been also exported.
As reported, with reference to the ministry, in the 2018/2019 marketing year, Ukraine exported a record 50.4 million tonnes of grain, legumes and flour, which is 23% more than in the previous MY.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in August raised its forecast for grain exports by 2.65 million tonnes compared with the July forecast, to 54.04 million tonnes.