On July 16, 2019 during crop-tour in Ukraine crop assessment specialist from the FAS USDA, Katie McGaughey, held a working meeting with the analysts of APK-Inform Agency. In terms of the meeting, the experts discussed the features of the grains and oilseeds crops formation in Ukraine in 2019. In particular, the experts focused on the high unevenness of weather development on the territory of Ukraine in May-July of 2019 and its consequences for the future crops.
According to APK-Inform figures, since the beginning of May 2019 the Ukrainian export market (FOB terms) developed the tendency of gradual increasing of corn prices. In May 2019, the grain prices increased by 7-8 USD/t, in June — up 10-12 USD/t, and for the first half of July — up nearly 5 USD/t.