KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine has used 66.5% of its wheat export quota for the 2020-21 marketing season, according to economy ministry data reported by Reuters.
As of Nov. 20, Ukraine had shipped 11.63 million tonnes of wheat for this season, which runs from July through June.
Ukraine officials have stated that the volume of wheat available for export this season must not exceed 17.5 million tonnes.
One of the world’s leading wheat exporters, Ukraine exported 20.5 million tonnes of wheat in 2019-20, but a severe drought has led to a decline in this year’s crop.
The data also showed Ukraine had exported 4.5 million tonnes of corn and 3.7 million tonnes of barley to take total grain exports to around 20.2 million tonnes, according to Reuters.
Ukraine accounts for about 16% of global grain exports and sold 56.7 million tonnes of various grains to foreign buyers in the 2019-20 season.