KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine’s 2020-21 wheat harvest is expected to drop 18% and exports will be down more than a quarter, Reuters reported, citing preliminary data from the economy ministry.
Harvest estimates call for 23.2 million tonnes of wheat, down from 28.3 million tonnes in 2019. Exports are estimated at 14.9 million tonnes, down from a record 20.5 million tonnes in the 2019-20 season, which ends June 30.
UGA, the Ukrainian grain traders’ union, has estimated wheat exports at 18 million tonnes for 2020-21.
Overall grain production is estimated at 68 million tonnes, including 35 million tonnes of corn and 7.9 million tonnes of barley, Reuters said.
The ministry estimates grain exports will total 47 million tonnes, including 28.1 million tonnes of corn and 3.7 million tonnes of barley.