Ukraine is largest exporter of wheat to EU – official

Ukraine is largest exporter of wheat to EU – officialUkraine since early 2015/16 agricultural year (July 2015 – June 2016) has exported 1.637 million tonnes of wheat to the European Union (EU), Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska has wrote on her Facebook page.

"According to data from our partners in the general Directorate of the European Commission, this agricultural year started on July 1, 2015 and will last until June 30, 2016. Ukraine is the largest exporter of wheat to the EU. A total of 1.637 tonnes or 49% of total imports to the EU was shipped, and we are ahead of the United States, Canada and Russia put together," she wrote.

She said that the Commission Implementing Regulation(EU) 2016/876 was published in official Journal. The coefficients will be applied to the quantities covered by the applications for Ukrainian wheat import licenses.

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She said that this means that Ukraine has used its quota for exports of wheat to the EU in the amount of 950,000 tonnes.

"It is very important that this does not mean that our grain exports to the EU halts. Supplies will continue as part of the global EU grain quota and beyond the quotas," she wrote.
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