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Ukraine’s grain exports fall 24.2% so far this 2020/21 campaign

KIEV, Apr 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s grain exports have fallen 24.2% to 37.9 million tonnes so far this season, data from the Ministry of Agriculture showed on Monday.

Foreign sales include 14.8 million tons of wheat, 18.4 million tons of corn and 4.1 million tons of barley, according to the data.

Traders have used around 85% of the total wheat export quota of 17.5 million tonnes imposed for the entire 2020/21 season, which runs from July to June. But the ministry has said that foreign wheat sales are unlikely to reach full quota this season.

Ukraine is one of the world’s largest grain exporters, selling about 57 million tonnes to foreign buyers in the 2019/20 season.

Exports could decline to 45.7 million tonnes in 2020/21 due to a lower harvest, the government has said.

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

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