Grain export 2020/21: wheat shipment under the MoU reached 52%
Staple grains export shipment from Ukraine has reached 13.02 mln t since the start of the 2020/21 season. As of Oct. 9, agricultural commodities shipment dropped by 1.74 mln t or 12% from the prior year's comparative period, 14.75 mln t, the information-analytical portal of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine reports.
Grain export structure in the reporting period:
- wheat: 9.14 mln t, ▼3% or 259 thou. t y-o-y
- barley: 3.06 mln t, ▲3% or 66 thou. t y-o-y
- corn: 774 thou. t, ▼67% or 1.55 mln t y-o-y
Thus, wheat exports from Ukraine as of the reporting date account for 52% of the agreed in the MoU volume. As a reminder, the Ministry for the Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and grain market participants signed the Annex to the Memorandum of Understanding on Aug. 17, setting the limit for wheat export from Ukraine in the 2020/21 season at 17.5 mln t, rye at 1 thou. t.
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).
As of October 5, agriproducers in Ukraine harvested 5.03 mln t of corn. Wheat and barley are 100% harvested: 25.1 mln t and 7.77 mln t, respectively.