In July 2022, Ukraine exported 2.66 million tons of grains, oilseeds and by-products (excluding rapeseeds), which is 492.7 thousand tons, or 22.7% more than in the previous month.
Exports of wheat increased more than 3 times in July to about 412,000 tons compared to 138,400 tons that were shipped for export in June. At the same time, this is significantly less than the 960,000 tons of wheat exported from Ukraine in July 2021 through the working seaports of the country, but the impact of the new crop is noticeable.
Ukraine shipped 183,000 tons of barley for export, which is an order of magnitude higher than the 26,000 tons of barley exported a month earlier due to the start of the first grains harvesting. However, this is less than the 1.1 million tons of barley that were shipped out of the country in July last year.
The actual export of corn increased in July by 84.7 thousand tons compared to June and amounted to 1.1 million tons. For comparison, in July 2021, corn exports were at the level of 960,000 tons, because traditionally at this time the Ukrainian corn season was coming to an end. Corn continues to dominate the export of agricultural products, its supply in July accounted for about 41% of the total export of grains, oilseeds and by- products, excluding rapeseed. The share of corn starts to decrease with the beginning of the season and the harvesting of a new early grains crop.
Ukrainian exporters began to reduce sunflower supplies. Thus, in July its actual export reached 362.1 thousand tons, which is almost 33% less than in June this year, because Ukrainian crushers began to stock up on sunseeds waiting the full capacity start of the “grain corridor”. This is still almost twice as much as the total sunflower export of 189.6 thousand tons for the entire previous season.
Soybean supplies during July totaled 141.55 thousand tons, compared with almost 71.3 thousand tons in June 2022 and 31 thousand tons of soybeans sent for export in July last year.
At the same time, the export of soybean oil decreased in July to 15.7 thousand tons from 18 thousand tons in June. This is also almost 3,000 tons less than what was shipped to foreign buyers in July 2021.
The actual export of sunflower oil amounted to 307 thousand tons for the month, which is 39.4 thousand tons more than in June. At the same time, it is 9% less than what was exported in July last year.
As for meals, Ukraine shipped 141.5 thousand tons to foreign markets in July, which is 48.3 thousand tons more than in June. This is also significantly less than the indicators of July last year, when the export of sunflower meal alone amounted to 233.6 thousand tons.