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Egypt overtakes China as importer of Ukrainian grain in 2020


Ukraine exported 56.5 million tonnes of grain in the 2019/2020 season (July-June), shipping it to 58 countries of the world. Corn represented the main portion with a share of 49.4%.


Egypt and China became the major importers of Ukrainian grain in the 2019/20 season with a combined volume of 13.3 million tonnes, according to a research paper, titled “Export of Grain from the Ports of Ukraine,” by Stark Shipping (it displays the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).

Egypt imported 7.086 million tonnes of Ukrainian grain while China imported 6.204 million tonnes. Egypt in the 2019/2020 season increased grain imports by 2.3 million tonnes compared to the previous season.