1 Jul 2022 19:57

Grain exports from Ukraine in 2021-2022 marketing year grew 8.4% - Agrarian Policy Ministry

MOSCOW. July 1 (Interfax) - Ukraine exported 48.51 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in the 2021-2022 marketing year (July-June), which is 8.4% more than in the previous marketing year (44.72 million tonnes) due to a record harvest and high intensity of exports before February 24, Ukrainian media reported tentative data the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry published on its website.

Over June 2022, Ukraine exported 1.41 million tonnes of grain, 86% of it (1.22 million tonnes) being corn.

Grain exports in June 2022 were 43.4% lower than in June 2021 (2.49 million tonnes), which the ministry attributed to the blockade of Ukrainian seaports that are a key element of the Ukrainian export infrastructure.

Between June 22 and 30, Ukraine exported 502,000 tonnes of grain (55,700 tonnes a day), compared to 294,000 tonnes (42,000 tonnes a day) between June 15 and 22. Hence, the average daily exports of grain grew after June 22 by 32.6% compared to the previous period.

Ukraine exported a total of 1.22 million tonnes of corn, 143,000 tonnes of wheat, 36,000 tonnes of barley, and 2,000 tonnes of flour in June 2022.

In the entire 2021-2022 marketing year, Ukraine exported 18.74 million tonnes of wheat (+12.6% year-on-year), 23.54 million tonnes of corn (+1.9%), 5.75 million tonnes of barley (+35.9%), and 70,900 tonnes of flour (-44.1%).

Comparing the latest data on the ministry's web portal with its indicators dated February 21, it is evident that Ukraine has exported 5.97 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in this time, including 4.86 million tonnes of corn, 0.89 million tonnes of wheat, 0.18 million tonnes of barley, and 0.005 million tonnes of flour.

As reported earlier, Ukraine exported 44.72 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in the 2020-2021 marketing year, including 16.64 million tonnes of wheat, 23.08 million tonnes of corn, 4.23 million tonnes of barley, 126,900 tonnes of flour, and 18,400 tonnes of rye.