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The consultancy said in a statement that Ukraine output could rise to 2.03 million tonnes this year from 1.19 million tonnes in 2016 due to larger sowing area and higher yield, Reuters reported.

Read alsoUSDA releases forecast for Ukraine's grain yield, exportsAs UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine in 2016 exported mainly grain crops worth US$1.3 billion. In particular, Ukraine shipped 6.7 million tonnes of maize and 1.3 million tonnes of wheat.

Ukraine also exported oilseeds (mainly rapeseed, soybean and sunflower) worth $607 million, vegetable oil shipments were estimated at $1.2 billion, and residues and by-products at $439 million.