Ukraine 2020-21 grain exports down 11.6 per cent so far

Ukraine has exported 10.77 million tonnes of grain so far in the July 2020-June 2021 season, compared with 12.19 million tonnes at the same point of the previous season, the Economy Ministry said Sept. 23.

The volume is down largely because of a decline in corn sales, which stood at 619,000 tonnes, versus about 1.93 million tonnes a year earlier.

Wheat sales stood at 7.45 million tonnes, compared with 7.53 million tonnes at the same point of last season.

Exports also included 2.67 million tonnes of barley.

Ukraine controls about 16 per cent of global grain exports and sold 57.2 million tonnes of grain abroad in the 2019-20 season.

The government has said exports could decline to 47.4 million tonnes in 2020-21.

The Economy Ministry also expects the 2020 grain crop to fall to about 68 million tonnes from 2019’s record of 75.1 million tonnes because of poor weather.

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