27 Jan 2023 15:21

Ukrainian grain exports fall 31% in agricultural year so far to 26 mln tonnes - ministry

MOSCOW. Jan 27 (Interfax) - Ukraine has exported 25.99 million tonnes of grains since the 2022-2023 agricultural year began on July 1, the Ukrainian media reported, citing a statement from the Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry posted on its website.

Grain exports this year are 30.9% below last year, as 37.6 million tonnes of grains were exported between July 1 and January 27 in the previous agricultural year, the ministry said.

Ukraine has exported 14.69 million tonnes of corn since the beginning of the agricultural year, down 1.7%, 9.4 million tonnes of wheat, down 44.4%, 1.8 million tonnes of barley, down 66.7%, 12,500 tonnes of rye, down 91.8%, and 80,800 tonnes of flour, up 28%.

Grain exports since the start of January total 3.24 million tonnes, including 2.07 million tonnes of corn, 990,000 tonnes of wheat, 173,000 tonnes of barley and 11,800 tonnes of flour.

Average daily exports fell 13.5% in the week January 20-27 compared with the week January 9-20.

Ukraine exported 48.51 million tonnes of grains and pulses in the 2021-2022 agricultural year, up 8.4% from the previous season, including 18.74 million tonnes of wheat, up 12.6%, 23.54 million tonnes of corn, up 1.9%, 5.75 million tonnes of barley, up 35.9%, and 70,900 tonnes of flour, down 44.1%.