Grain export 2019/20: supply volume crossed 42 mln t
Since the start of 2019/20 (July 2019 – June 2020), Ukraine has supplied 42.3 mln t of staple grains to foreign markets.
As of Mar. 11, agricultural commodities shipment increased by 8.34 mln t from the prior year's comparative period, 33.99 mln t, the information and analytical portal of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine reports.
Grain export structure in the reporting period is as follows:
- wheat — 16.82 mln t (4.07 mln t more y-o-y);
- barley — 4.06 mln t (783 thou. t more y-o-y);
- corn — 20.93 mln t (3.62 mln t more y-o-y);
- rye — 5 thou. t (83.2 thou. t less y-o-y).
International prices of all major cereals, except rice, fell in February. Wheat prices were generally lower, in part due to continued well-supplied markets while the negative impact on demand resulting from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) also contributed to the price decline.