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Ukraine significantly cut import of seed of major grain crops in 2020




According to Customs Service, Ukraine significantly cut import of seed of major grain crops in 2020.

APK-Inform says that Ukraine imported more or less large volumes of seed of four crops only - corn, wheat, rye and barley.

Overall import of seed of major grain crops declined to 25.2 thsd tonnes, down 31% compare to 2019 (36.7 thsd tonnes). Import decreased by 20% in monetary terms to 107.6 mln USD. Thus, the import seeds became more expensive.

Mainly, Ukraine imported seed of corn. Its share reached 92% in the overall import structure in volume terms and 97% in monetary terms.

Hungary, France and Romania were the main suppliers of corn seed to Ukraine. Their shares totaled 32%, 26% and 16% correspondingly. Germany was the key supplier of seed of other grains. Its supplied 65% of total volume of wheat seed, 57% of rye seed and 40% of barley seed.

Leading analysts and experts will present more detailed information about the development of seed market in Ukraine and key driving factors within free of charge Online Seed Forum-2021 to be held on March 11, 2021 on ZOOM platform.
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Irina Ozip (ext. 110),