KYIV (QHA) -

According to a forecast from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the country  will export 36 million tons of grain in 2015/2016, Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, posted on his Facebook page.

The Minister predicts that in 2015/2016 period the United States will be in the first place – 84.5 million tons of grain exports, in the second – the EU countries with export of 42 million tons and in the third – Ukraine with export of 36 million tons of grain.

According to the State Statistics Service, as of October 1, 2015, Ukraine’s grain harvest reached nearly 43 million tons, which is 500 thousand tones less that the harvest on the same date in 2014. The relative official data as of November 1, 2015 have not been published yet. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the grain export in 2014/2015 amounted to 34.8 million tons. 

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