KIEV, UKRAINE — Ukraine has used nearly 80% of its 17.5 million tonne wheat export quota for the 2020-21 season, Reuters reported, citing data from the economy ministry.

As of March 1, wheat exports totaled 13.7 million tonnes, down 2.86 million tonnes from the same time a year ago. The ministry expects wheat exports will reach 950,000 tonnes in March.

Last year grain traders and the government agreed that wheat available for export would not exceed 17.5 million tonnes in the 2020-21 season, which is from July to June, Reuters said.