Ukraine's grain exports to decline for first time in 5 yearsStaff Writer | December 30, 2017
Ukraine's grain exports will decline for the first time in five years in the current marketing year.
Food production Maksym Martynyuk:
The main factor behind the decline is the logistic issues, especially lack of rail grain carriers, Martynyuk said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
Since the start of the 2017-2018 marketing year, Ukraine has exported 20 million tons of grain, down 7 percent from the same period a year ago.
Ukraine is ranked among the world's largest grain exporters, supplying about 8 percent of grain to the global market.
In 2016, China was Ukraine's largest corn importer, accounting for about 16 percent of the total maize exports, and the third-largest barley importer with exports share of 6.2 percent. ■