Ukraine exported about 7.7 thousand tons of oats in July-December 2019-2020 MY, up 1.5-fold YoY (5.2 thousand tons).
Top-5 importers of Ukrainian oats included India with the share of 77%, Libya – 5%, Hungary – 4%, Switzerland – 3% and Germany – 2%.
Victoria Rozhko, analyst of APK-Inform, informed that India had been the main importer of Ukrainian oats the second year in a row and significantly increased the grain purchasing this season. Thus, Ukraine shipped about 6 thousand tons of oats to India in the first half of the season, up 2.3-fold (2.6 thousand tons). According to USDA forecast, India could import 15 thousand tons of oats this season (-29% YoY), and Ukraine has already covered 39% of the given volume compared to 12% a year ago.
“Libya, that took the second place, imported 400.8 tons of oats from Ukraine in the first half of the 2019-2020 MY. The country resumed import of Ukrainian grain in September 2019 after a long-lasting break since December 2017”, mentioned the expert.
Moreover, the cumulative import of Ukrainian oats by Hungary, Switzerland and Germany totaled 675.6 tons, that made up 73% of the total volume shipped by Ukraine to Europe.
“Ukraine increased oats export due to higher production that reached 427 thousand tons this season (+2%) and expected decline of mix-feed production to 255 thousand tons (-9%). Thus, Ukraine could export 9 thousand tons of oats (+21%), but it could turn higher under current export pace”, added Rozhko. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)