KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine’s grain exports are down 18% for the 2020-21 season to 5.1 million tonnes, Reuters reported, citing the economy ministry.
The total volume is down mostly because of lower corn exports. As of Aug. 19, the nation has exported 502,000 tonnes of corn versus 1.68 million tonnes a year ago.
Exports have included 3.03 million tonnes of wheat and 1.56 million tonnes of barley.
Ukraine harvested a record 75.1 million tonnes of grain in 2019. This year’s production could drop to 72.1 million tonnes because of poor weather.