5 Aug 2022 14:27

Ukraine exports 1.87 mln tonnes of grain since start of 2022-2023 marketing year - ministry

MOSCOW. Aug 5 (Interfax) - Ukraine has exported 1.87 million tonnes of grain, including 1.25 million tonnes of corn (67% of all grain exports), 444,000 tonnes of wheat (23.5%), and 165,000 tonnes of barley (8.8%), since the beginning of the 2022-2023 marketing year (July 2022-June 2023).

The pace of grain exports since the start of the current marketing year was 1.94 times lower than in the same period last year (Ukraine exported 3.63 million tonnes of grain on August 1-5, 2021), the Ukrainian media said on Friday, citing the website of Ukraine's Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry.

Between July 27 and August 5, Ukraine exported 640,000 tonnes of grain (71,100 tonnes daily), compared to 627,000 tonnes (52,250 tonnes daily) between July 15 and 27, and 280,000 tonnes (40,000 tonnes per day) between July 8 and 15. Hence, the average daily rate of grain exports grew roughly by 36% on July 27-August 5 compared to July 15-27.

Since the start of the 2022-2023 marketing year, Ukraine has exported 444,000 tonnes of wheat (2.8 times less year-on-year), 165,000 tonnes of barley (eight times less), and 4,700 tonnes of flour (2.9 times less). However, corn exports since the beginning of the 2022-2023 marketing year stood at 1.25 million tonnes, a 19.1% increase year-on-year.

As reported, Ukraine exported 48.51 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops in the 2021-2022 marketing year, which is 8.4% more than in the previous marketing year. In particular, it 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%).

In the 2020-2021 marketing year, Ukraine exported 44.72 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, 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.

In the 2019-2020 marketing year, Ukraine exported 56.72 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops