PARIS, FRANCE — French soft wheat shipments outside the European Union in December fell from a season’s high the previous month as exports to China eased, according to a Reuters report based on Refinitiv data.

According to Refinitiv data, soft wheat exports to destinations outside the EU totaled 797,000 tonnes in December, the sixth month of the 2020-21 season. That was below the 877,000 tonnes recorded in November, although December’'s total was still the second largest so far this season.

China was the largest importer of French soft wheat outside the EU for a third straight month in December, accounting for 271,300 tonnes.

France has shipped more than 1 million tonnes of wheat to China since July. Some expect exports to reach 2 million tonnes during the whole season.