Grain export 2020/21: corn shipment crossed 6 mln t, 29% lower YoY
Staple grains export shipment from Ukraine has made up 22.3 mln t since the start of the 2020/21 season. As of Dec. 7, agricultural commodities shipment dropped by 4 mln t or 15% from the prior year's comparative period, 26.3 mln t, the information-analytical portal of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine reports.
Grain export structure in the reporting period:
- wheat: 12.1 mln t, ▼12% or 1.72 mln t y-o-y
- barley: 3.71 mln t, ▲4% or 139 thou. t y-o-y
- corn: 6.12 mln t, ▼29% or 2.48 mln t y-o-y
- rye: 1.7 thou. t, ▼66% or 3.3 thou. t y-o-y
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. As of the reporting date, 69% of the agreed volume of wheat export was shipped.
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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).
Previously reported that corn in Ukraine yielded lower than in Russia for the first time since 1992.
As of November 30, agriproducers in Ukraine harvested 80.9 mln t of main crops on 23.8 mln ha, of which grains and legumes total 62.5 mln t harvested on 15 mln ha, making up 98% of the planned areas.