Grain export 2019/20: staples shipment at 49 mln t
Grain export shipment from Ukraine has reached 48.95 mln t since the start of 2019/20 (July 2019 – June 2020).
As of Apr. 22, agricultural commodities shipment increased by 8.25 mln t (20%) from the prior year's comparative period, 40.7 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 — 18.54 mln t (32% or 4.48 mln t more y-o-y);
- barley — 4.55 mln t (35% or 1.18 mln t more y-o-y);
- corn — 25.2 mln t (11% or 2.66 mln t more y-o-y);
- rye — 8.2 thou. t (91% or 80.0 thou. t less y-o-y).
The Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and grain traders signed a document which provides for a limit of wheat export from Ukraine in 2019/20, i.e. until June 30, 2020, at 20.2 mln t. The Government says it is ready to curb exports in case the limit is exceeded.