Ukraine exports over 600,000 tonnes of grain since beginning of May
KYIV. May 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukraine exported 643,000 tonnes of grain from May 1 to May 19, accelerating the pace of export: 344,000 tonnes of grain were delivered to foreign markets in the week from May 12 to May 19, as compared to 299,000 tonnes on May 1-12.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food said on its website on Thursday that the pace of grain exports in the beginning of May 2022 was 2.8 times lower than in the same period of last year, when 1.8 million tonnes of grain were exported on May 1-19, 2021.
The ministry has explained the decline with the blockade of Ukrainian seaports, which are the country's key export infrastructure.
Since the beginning of the 2021/2022 marketing year (July-June) and as of May 19, Ukraine has exported 46.51 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, which is 13.8% more than the figures for the same date of the previous marketing year. The increase was due to the record large harvest this marketing year and the high intensity of exports until February 24.
Since the beginning of the 2021/2022 marketing year and as of May 19, Ukraine has exported 18.54 million tonnes wheat, an 18.7% rise as compared to the results on the same date of the 2020/2021 marketing year, 21.83 million tonnes of corn (+6.9%), 5.68 million tonnes of barley (+37.2%), and 70,600 tonnes of flour (-35.7%).
From May 12 to May 19, Ukraine exported 333,000 tonnes of corn, 10,000 tonnes of wheat and 600 kilograms of flour. There were no exports of barley and rye over this period. Ukraine exported 617,000 tonnes of corn, 16,000 tonnes of wheat, 8,000 tonnes of barley, and 1,100 tonnes of flour since the beginning of May.
A comparison of today's data on the agricultural sectors web portal and the figures on February 21 shows that Ukraine exported 3.97 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops over this period, including 3.14 million tonnes of corn, 0.69 million tones of wheat, 0.11 million tonnes of barley, and 0.004 million tonnes of flour.
As reported, in the 2020/2021 marketing year Ukraine exported 44.72 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, among them 16.64 million tonnes of what, 23.08 million tonnes of corn, 4.23 million tonnes of barley, 126,900 tonnes of flour, and 18,400 tonnes of rye.
Ukraine exported 56.72 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in the 2019/2020 marketing year.