Ukraine grain exports fall 11.2% so far this 2020/21 campaign

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Ukraine grain exports fall 11.2% so far this 2020/21 campaign




IMAGE FROM FILE. A combine fills a truck with wheat in a field in the Kiev region, Ukraine


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IMAGE FROM FILE. A combine fills a truck with wheat in a field in the Kiev region, Ukraine


KIEV, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s grain exports have fallen to 13.64 million tonnes so far this season – from July 2020 to June 2021 – from 15.36 million tonnes there. period of the previous campaign, due to lower volumes of corn, the Ministry of Economy said on Friday.

As of October 16, 1.01 million tons of corn had been sold, compared to 2.45 million tons on the same date last year.

The total volume of exports included 9.50 million tonnes of wheat and 3.11 million tonnes of barley.

Ukraine accounts for about 16% of world grain exports and sold about 57 million tonnes of grain to foreign buyers in the 2019/20 season.

The government has said that exports could decline to 47.4 million tonnes in 2020/21 due to a lower harvest.

The Economy Ministry expects the 2020 grain harvest to fall to around 68 million tons from the 2019 record of 75.1 million tons due to adverse weather.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira)

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