July 9, 2013


Ukraine's grain export hit record high in 2013



Ukraine has exported nearly 23 million tonnes of grain in 2013 of which the biggest export volumes belong to corn at 13.5 million tonnes and wheat ranked second at 6.8 million tonnes.


These export volumes of domestic corn are the biggest since independence. It was announced by Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food.


"Today, it has exported almost 23 million tonnes of Ukrainian wheat. It's nearly one million tonnes more against previous marketing year. In general, the export dynamics is stable. In June-July, farmers have supplied abroad nearly two million tonnes of grain," Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said. As of June 30, the farmers have exported 13.5 million tonnes of corn and 6.8 million tonnes of wheat.


In general, according to the Minister, 2013 grain export is one of the biggest since independence. During the last seven years it was supplied to foreign markets on average 14.7 million tonnes of grain.


"Ukraine can produce and export more grain. We will do everything to ensure internal food security and meet increasing global demand of grain. To do this, we continue to coordinate the actions of government, business and producers, including the Memorandum signed between the Ministry and traders in late June," said Mykola Prysyazhnyuk.