KIEV, Mar 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s grain exports have plunged about 21.5% to 32.9 million tonnes so far this July-June season, they showed on Wednesday. data from the Ministry of Economy.
Traders sold 13.85 million tons of wheat, 14.53 million tons of corn and 3.97 million tons of barley, according to the data.
With the sale abroad of 13.85 million tons of wheat, more than 79% of the total export quota of 17.5 million tons imposed for the entire 2020/21 season has already been used.
Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain exporters, selling around 57 million tonnes to foreign buyers in the 2019/20 season.
Exports could decline to 45.4 million tonnes in 2020/21 due to a lower harvest, the government has said.
(Report by Pavel Polityuk. Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira)