In 2012, the government will not introduce grain quotas, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has said during a meeting with leaders of representations of foreign companies working in Ukraine, the government portal informs, UKRINFORM reports.

"Nobody will introduce any quotas," the head of government emphasized.

According to him, currently in Ukraine a sufficient stock of milling wheat was created. Out of the last year's record-making yield, 13.5 million tons of grain was exported, out of these, milling wheat makes up 1.5 million tons.

Therefore, there is enough milling wheat in Ukraine up to 2013.

According to Mykola Azarov, this year, it is planned to gather a normal average grain yield, despite problem issues related to weather conditions.

"Even if we do not gather anything at all in 2012, and we will harvest the normal average yield, we will calmly live until the yield of 2013," Mykola Azarov has said.

At the same time, the Prime Minister noted that introduction of grain quotas in 2010 was a forced step on the part of the government due to lack of food grain in the country.

"Could the government leave the country without any milling wheat? If we do not introduce quotas, grain will be exported 100%, and we will have to import it," Azarov said having reminded the situation of 2003, when Ukraine had to import grain from abroad.

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