Ukraine grain exports up 24% in 2019/20 season so far

KIEV, March 2 (Reuters) - Ukraine's grain exports are up around 24% at 40.9 million tonnes so far in the July 2019 to June 2020 season, the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture said on Monday.

Wheat exports have risen to 16.6 million tonnes, the ministry said in a statement. Ukraine has also exported about 4 million tonnes of barley and 19.8 million tonnes of corn, it added.

The country harvested a record 75.1 million tonnes of grain in 2019, compared with 70 million tonnes in 2018. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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