In January-September of 2019, the exports of Ukrainian grains increased by almost 44%, compared with the same period last year, and broke a new record — 39.8 mln tonnes. At the same time, the grain exports increased by 42.5% in monetary terms — to 6.834 bln USD, declared the Deputy Director at the National scientific center “Institute of Agrarian Economics”, Academician of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences (NAAS), Nikolai Pugachev on November 4.
In particular, for 9 months of 2019 the supplies of wheat on foreign markets totaled 13.7 mln tonnes (at the sum of 2.5 bln USD), corn — 22.6 mln tonnes (3.7 bln USD), and barley — 3.3 mln tonnes (0.6 bln USD).
For several recent years, Egypt kept the leading positions in the rating of the largest countries-importers of Ukrainian grains. Also, in January-September of 2019 the share of Egypt in the general structure of grain supplies totaled 14.1%, the expert said. The country increased the cost of grain purchases by 75% compared with the same period of 2018 — to 966 mln USD.
In addition, in the reporting period the following countries kept the leading positions in the Ukrainian grain exports: China — 9.6%, Spain — 7.5%, Turkey — 7.4%, the Netherlands — 6.8%, Indonesia — 5.1%, Bangladesh — 3.9%, Israel — 3.4%, Tunisia and Italy — 3.1% each.