Ukraine's grain exports down 18.6% so far in 2020/21 season

Ukraine accounts for about 16% of global grain exports

  

KYIV- Ukraine's grain exports have fallen 18.6% to 27.57 million tonnes this season, which runs from July 2020 to June 2021, economy ministry data showed on Monday.

Traders sold 12.75 million tonnes of wheat, 10.52 million tonnes of corn and 3.89 million tonnes of barley, the data showed.

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

The government has said exports could decline to 44.18 million tonnes in 2020/21 because of a weaker harvest.

The economy ministry said the 2020 grain crop fell to about 64.5 million tonnes from 75.1 million tonnes in 2019.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Jason Neely) ((pavel.polityuk@tr.com; +380 44 2449150; Reuters Messaging: pavel.polityuk.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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