Ukraine’s Grain exports down 18.6% so far in the 2020/21 Season

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FILE IMAGE. A wheat harvester in a field near the town of Hrebeni in the Kiev Region of Ukraine. July 17, 2020. REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s grain exports have fallen 18.6% to 27.57 million tonnes so far this season, which runs from July 2020 to June 2021, they showed data from the Ministry of Economy on Monday.

Traders sold 12.75 million tons of wheat, 10.52 million tons of corn and 3.89 million tons of barley, the data showed.

Ukraine accounts for about 16% of world grain exports and sold about 57 million tons to foreign buyers in the 2019/20 season.

The government has said that exports could decline to 44.18 million tonnes in 2020/21 due to a weaker harvest.

The Economy Ministry said the 2020 grain harvest fell to around 64.5 million tonnes from 75.1 million tonnes in 2019.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; edited in Spanish by Gabriela Donoso)

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