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Ukraine June grain exports fall 47% year on year

10 June 2022

Transporting grain by rail has slowed exports

Ukrainian grain exports almost halved in the first seven days in June compared to the same period in 2021 to 252,000 tonnes, reported Reuters, citing Ukraine agriculture ministry data.

The volumes included 225,000 tonnes of corn, 17,000 tonnes of wheat and 9,000 tonnes of barley, the data showed.

Ukraine exported up to 6 million tonnes of grain a month before Russia launched its invasion on 24 February. 

Volumes have since fallen to about 1 million tonnes as Ukraine, which used to export most of its goods through seaports, has been forced to transport grain by train via its western border or via its small Danube river ports.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that millions of people could starve because of Russia's blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea ports.

Source: Reuters


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