Ukraine grain exports down 29.4% so far 2022/23

Nearly 27.7 million tonnes has been exported so far
calendar icon 8 February 2023
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Ukraine has exported almost 27.7 million tonnes of grain so far in the 2022/23 season, down from the 39.2 million tonnes exported by the same stage of the previous season, Reuters reported, citing agriculture ministry data on Monday.

The volume included about 9.9 million tonnes of wheat, 15.9 million tonnes of corn and about 1.8 million tonnes of barley.

The ministry said grain exports so far in February had reached 714,000 tonnes as of Feb. 6, slightly down from 740,000 tonnes in the same period last year.

After an almost six-month blockade caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, three Ukrainian Black Sea ports were unblocked at the end of July under a deal between Moscow and Kyiv brokered by the United Nations and Turkey.

A major global grain grower and exporter, Ukraine's grain output is likely to drop to about 51 million tonnes in clean weight in 2022 from a record 86 million tonnes in 2021. Officials have blamed the fall on hostilities in the country's eastern, northern and southern regions.

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