Ukraine grain exports down so far in 2020/21 season

Ukraine’s grain exports fell 11.2 per cent in the first three months of the 2020/21 July-June season to 11.78 million tonnes, the economy ministry said Sept. 30.

The volume included 4.258 million tonnes of grain exported in September, the ministry’s data showed.

The data showed that the overall export volume included 8.2 million tonnes of wheat, 2.9 million tonnes of barley and 631,000 tonnes of corn.

Ukraine controls about 16 per cent of global grain exports and sold 57.2 million tonnes of grain to foreign buyers in the 2019/20 season. The government has said exports could decline to 47.4 million tonnes in 2020/21 because of a lower harvest.

The economy ministry expects the 2020 grain crop to fall to about 68 million tonnes from 2019’s record of 75.1 million tonnes because of adverse weather.

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