EU 2019/20 soft wheat exports at 30.74mln tonnes, up 63%

That was 63% above the volume cleared by May 19 last year

  

PARIS- Soft wheat exports from the European Union in the 2019/20 season that started last July had reached 30.74 million tonnes by May 24, official EU data showed on Monday.

That was 63% above the volume cleared by May 19 last year.

EU 2019/20 barley exports had reached 6.70 million tonnes, up 64% from the year-earlier period, while EU 2019/20 maize imports stood at 18.36 million tonnes, down 16%.

The European Commission is continuing to include Britain in its weekly grain export and import data following Britain's exit from the bloc at the end of January.

(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide and Forrest Crellin, editing by Gus Trompiz) ((Sybille.deLaHamaide@thomsonreuters.com; +331 4949 5145;))

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