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Ukraine grain exports down 23.4% so far in 2020/21 season

Ukraine’s grain exports have fallen by 23.4% to 34.01 million tonnes so far this season, which runs from July 2020 to June 2021, economy ministry data showed on Monday.

The exports included 14 million tonnes of wheat, 15.43 million tonnes of corn and 4.05 million tonnes of barley, the data showed.

Exporting 14 million tonnes of wheat, traders have used 80% of the total export quota of 17.5 million tonnes imposed for the whole 2020/21 July-June season.

Ukraine is among the largest global grain exporters, selling about 57 million tonnes to foreign markets in 2019/20.

Exports could decline to 45.4 million tonnes in 2020/21 because of a smaller harvest, the government has said.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, editing by Louise Heavens)

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