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Ukraine’s grain exports up 12.1% so far this season 2021/22

KIEV, Sep 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine exported 11.75 million tonnes of cereals in the 2021/22 season, which runs from July to June, up from 10.48 million tonnes at the same stage of the previous campaign, data from the Ministry of Economy showed on Friday.

Exports included 6.9 million tons of wheat, 3.2 million tons of barley and 1.5 million tons of corn, according to the data.

Ukraine plans to thresh a record 80.6 million tonnes of grain this year, up from 65 million tonnes in 2020. Exports could jump to 60.7 million tonnes in 2021/22 from 44.7 million tonnes in the previous campaign.

The government has said that grain exports could include 23.8 million tons of wheat, 30.9 million tons of corn and 5.2 million tons of barley.

Ukraine’s exports last season included 23.1 million tons of corn, 16.6 million tons of wheat and 4.2 million tons of barley.

(Report by Pavel Polityuk. Edited in Spanish by Javier Leira)

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