Ukraine grain exports hit 4-week high

20 Mar 2019 | Masha Belikova

Ukraine's weekly grain export hit a four-week high of 1.3 million mt last week, the ministry of agriculture said Wednesday, as 1.13 million mt of corn, 177,000 mt of wheat and a paltry 1,000 mt of barley was shipped.

The figures leave grain exports since the start of the marketing year at 35.6 million mt, 20.8% up on the same point last year.

Of that, corn exports stand at 18.7 million mt, around 64% up from last year, while wheat exports stand at just under 13 million mt, 6.6% down from last season's figure.

Barley exports so far have totalled 3.3 million mt, down 18.7% year-on-year.