China's corn imports in May from all origins fell 34.1%...

 

 

China's May corn imports from Ukraine plunge amid Russian invasion

China's corn imports from Ukraine in May plunged compared with a year ago, customs data showed on Monday, after the conflict between Russia and Ukraine cut shipments.

 

Hallie Gu and Dominique Patton, Reuters

via Nasdaq - June 20, 2022

 

BEIJING, June 20 (Reuters) - China's corn imports from Ukraine in May plunged compared with a year ago, customs data showed on Monday, after the conflict between Russia and Ukraine cut shipments.

 

China, the world's top importer of corn, brought in 126,727 tonnes of the yellow grain from Ukraine, down sharply from 1.26 million tonnes a year ago, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. China imported 695,585 tonnes of corn from Ukraine in April.

 

Grain exports from Ukraine, a major producer and exporter in the global market, got cut off after Russia invaded the European country in late February.

 

China's corn shipments from Ukraine, its second-largest supplier of the grain after the United States, fell as a result.

 

Beijing has been seeking alternative corn imports from other origins, including allowing cargoes from Myanmar and clearing the way for Brazilian shipments, but a substitute has yet to become significant in volume.

 

China brought in 1.9 million tonnes of corn from the U.S. in May, up slightly from 1.89 million tonnes a year ago, customs data also showed.

 

In the first five months, U.S. corn cargos came in at 6.37 million tonnes, compared with 6.67 million tonnes a year earlier. Shipments from Ukraine during the period were at 4.82 million tonnes, down slightly from 4.99 million tonnes a year ago, according to the data.

 

China's corn imports in May from all origins fell 34.1%...

 

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