Ukraine August Grain Exports At Record Pace

The Ukraine exported 2 mln tonnes of grain and oilseeds in August, compared to 1.7 mln tonnes in the previous month, which has set a new record for exports within the past eight seasons, according to IA APK-Inform.

The main exported crops were wheat - 875,900 tonnes (43% of all volume) and barley - 967,600 tonnes (48% of exports).

Thus, during the period of July and August 2008/09 MY, Ukraine exported 3.7 mln tonnes of grain, as opposed to 151,900 tonnes in the previous season.