November 3, 2015 / 4:13 PM / 3 years ago

Ukraine grain exports at 14 mln T so far in 2015/16 - ministry

KIEV, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Ukraine has exported 14 million tonnes of grain so far in the 2015/16 season, including 7.5 million tonnes of wheat, the agriculture ministry said on Tuesday.

Ukraine, among the world’s top grain producers and exporters, is able to export 36.6 million tonnes of grain this season from a harvest of 59.2 million tonnes, it said.

According to the ministry’s estimate the 2015 wheat harvest could total 26.5 million tonnes, up from 24.1 million tonnes in 2014.

However, weather forecasters and analysts have said severe drought across some leading Ukrainian grain producing areas could cut next year’s wheat harvest by about 20 percent to 19 million tonnes. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

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