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“We will insist on there being no export restrictions next season,” he said.

Ukraine, the world’s top barley exporter and a major wheat supplier, introduced export quotas after a drought last summer to prevent a rise in domestic bread prices after neighboring Russia banned grain exports for the whole 2010/11 season.

Ukraine, which consumes 26 million tons of grain per season, harvested 39.2 million in 2010 and could sell abroad at least 13 million this season, according to government estimates.

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