Grain export 2020/21: staples shipment down 22%

Since the start of 2020/21, staple grains export shipment from Ukraine has reached 3.99 mln t.

As of August 12, agricultural commodities shipment dropped by 1.1 mln t (22%) from the prior year's comparative period, 5.1 mln t, the information-analytical portal of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine reports.

Grain export structure in the reporting period:

  • wheat: 2.26 mln t, 131 thou. t or 6% y-o-y
  • barley: 1.23 mln t, 133 thou. t or 10% y-o-y
  • corn: 499 thou. t, 1.1 mln t or 69% y-o-y
  • rye: 0.3 thou. t, 0.3 thou. t or 100% y-o-y

In the 2019/20 season, grains, pulses and flour export from Ukraine totalled the record 57.2 mln t, 6.8 mln t higher YoY (2018/19: 50.4 mln t).

IGC experts revised downward the forecast for global grain production in 2020/21 to 2.23 bln t, 12 mln t lower from the previous forecast (2.24 bln t).

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