Commodities Buzz: Ukraine Grain Exports Down 9 percent In MY 2017/18

Ukraines grain exports totalled 30.8 million tonnes by Wednesday, down from 33.9 million tonneson the same date the previous season, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

So far in the 2017/1 8 season, which runs from July to June,Ukr aine has exported 14.2 million tonnes of wheat, 12.3 million tonnes of maize and 4.1 million tonnes of barley, the ministry said in a statement.

Ukraine said it harvested 61.3 million tonnes of grain in calendar 2017, down from a record 66 million tonnes in 2016.