KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine’s grain exports this season have dropped to 23.8 million tonnes from 27.7 million tonnes a year ago, Reuters reported, cutting data from the economy ministry. 

Wheat sales abroad totaled 12.17 million tonnes, about 69.5% of the season’s quota of 17.5 million tonnes. Exports also included 7.2 million tonnes of corn and 3.7 million tonnes of barley.

Ukraine accounts for about 16% of global grain exports and had sold about 57 million tonnes to foreign buyers in the 2019/20 season, Reuters said.

Exports could drop to 44.8 million tonnes in 2020-21 because of a weaker harvest, the government has said.