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Ukraine beats Russia and Canada in grain exports

Ukraine beats Russia and Canada in grain exports

“Bread basket” of Europe is still the third largest grain exporter

Ukraine is still the world’s third largest grain exporter, now ranking only after the United States and the European Union, leaving previous grain export giants Russia and Canada behind.

According to Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine harvested a total of 53.3 million tonnes of grain in 2008, and 28.5 million tonnes for 2009.

This came after the news that Ukraine exported 382,100 tonnes of barley in December 2009 (an 8% increase compared to the previous month); while wheat export in December 2009 also grew by 10% compared to November 2009.

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