TOP-10 countries-buyers of Ukrainian grain


Ukraine in 2021 supplied 50.8 million tons of domestic grain to foreign markets. This is 3.7 times higher than a year earlier, although 10% less than in the record-breaking 2019. This is stated in the message of the National Research Center Institute of Agrarian Economics.

As noted, the proceeds from the export of Ukrainian grain amounted to $12.3 billion last year.

Thus, last year corn was exported 24.7 million tons – 12% less than in 2020 at 27.9 million tons, but 6 times more than the result of 2010, the expert noted.

Wheat export volumes amounted to 20.1 million tons. This is 11% more than in 2020 and more than 4 times higher than in 2010.

Barley deliveries to foreign markets in 2021 increased by 0.6 million tons compared to the previous year and amounted to about 5.7 million tons.

The export of rye after a significant drop increased by 28 times and reached 137 thousand tons.

The largest buyers of domestic grain in 2021 were still the countries of Asia, Africa and Europe.

A distinctive feature of 2021 was the further strengthening of China’s position. In four years, starting from 2018, this country has increased grain purchases from Ukraine by almost 5 times – up to $2.55 billion. At the same time, China’s share in the value of domestic grain exports increased from 19.7% in 2020 to 20.7%. %. In the past year.

Egypt is currently in second place. If in 2020 he bought Ukrainian grain for $1.12 billion, then last year – for $1.386 billion. However, its share in the total export of this type of agricultural product decreased from 11.9% to 11.2%.

Turkey last year moved from sixth to third place in the TOP-10, increasing the volume of purchases of Ukrainian grain to $918 million.

In addition, in 2021, there were changes in the top ten grain buyers in Ukraine: Iran and Pakistan were pushed out of the TOP-10 of Korea and Bangladesh.

So, the list of main importers of domestic grain also includes:

  • Indonesia ($750 million);
  • Spain ($645 million);
  • the Netherlands ($552 million);
  • Iran ($533 million);
  • Pakistan ($355 million);
  • Libya ($342 million);
  • Tunisia ($306 million)

Together, these 10 states formed more than 2/3 of the value of all purchases of grain products in Ukraine.

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