27 Feb 2023 20:05

Ukraine reduces grain exports 27% for 8M of agricultural year, to 32 mln tonnes - ministry

MOSCOW. Feb 27 (Interfax) - Ukraine has exported 31.78 million tonnes of grain since the start of the 2022-2023 agricultural year on July 1, Ukrainian media reported, quoting the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry website.

Exports for this agricultural year are 26.9% lower than the previous year, when from July 1 2021 through February 27 2022, 43.52 million tonnes of grain were exported. This is the lowest lag in the current season.

Since the beginning of this agricultural year, Ukraine exported 18.2 million tonnes of corn, down 5.8% from the previous year; 11.24 million tonnes of wheat, a decrease from last year of 37.5%; 2.05 million tonnes of barley, a decrease of 64.3%; 15,800 tonnes of rye, a 91% decrease from last year; and 97,700 tonnes of flour, an increase of 43.7%.

Since the beginning of February, Ukraine exported 4.7 million tonnes of grain, including 2.94 million tonnes of corn, 1.51 million tonnes of wheat, 229,000 tonnes of barley, 15,300 tonnes of flour and 3,000 tonnes of rye.

In the 2021/2022 agricultural year, Ukraine exported 48.51 million tonnes of grain and pulses, 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%.