According to the European Commission, since the beginning of 2019/20 and by August 25, 2019, the EU countries boosted soft wheat imports from Ukraine by more than 500% compared to the same period of the 2018/19 season – from 29.7 KMT to 188.8 KMT. Therefore, Ukraine became the largest supplier of soft wheat to the European Union with a share of 42% in total imports, reports UkrAgroConsult.
Meanwhile, the purchases of soft wheat from Russia decreased to 42.4 KMT, and the share of Russian wheat in total imports by the EU dropped from 32% to almost 10%.
In total, during July 01, 2018 – August 25, 2019, wheat imports by the EU countries grew by 11% to 448 KMT.
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