Ukraine cut export of seed of major grains by 25% in 2020




According to Customs Service of Ukraine, common export of seed of wheat, corn, rye and barley declined by 25% to 11.9 thsd tonnes in 2020.

At the same time, export of corn seed increased by 57%, while shipments of wheat seed decreased by 75%.

Higher profit from seed export was a positive moment. Currency returns reached 16.8 mln USD in 2020, up by 28% from 2019.

Share of corn was the largest in both volume and monetary terms in the overall structure of seed export. It totaled 66% and 79% correspondingly. The average price of corn seed remained quite stable, while the high share of corn seed in overall export led to positive effect.

About 65% of Ukrainian seed of grains was exported to Belarus in 2020, 15% to Romania, 7% to Moldova. Israel (59%) and Moldova (26%) were the main destinations for wheat seed. Belarus was the only one importer of Ukrainian rye seed. Azerbaijan (51%) and Moldova (46%) were importers of rye 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.