Grain export 2019/20: corn trade topped 27 mln t
Since the start of 2019/20, grain export shipment from Ukraine has reached 51.9 mln t.
As of May 13, agricultural commodities shipment increased by 8.19 mln t (19%) from the prior year's comparative period, 43.77 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 — 19.35 mln t (31% or 4.86 mln t more y-o-y);
- barley — 4.73 mln t (36% or 1.31 mln t more y-o-y);
- corn — 27.2 mln t (7% or 2.08 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.
The Government postponed the decision on corn export limit in 2019/20. The Annex 2 to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Economy Ministry and grain market participants was elaborated and considered by the parties.
On May 13, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stated that the Government does not plan to limit wheat export from the country in 2019/20 as grain stocks are enough to cover the internal market's demand.