ParisFebruary 1 – Soft wheat exports from the EU in the 2022/23 campaign, which began on July 1, rose to 18.78 million tonnes as of January 29, up from 17.43 million tonnes the previous season, according to data published by the European Commission on Wednesday. same week.
A breakdown of EU data showed France remains the biggest soft wheat exporter this season, with 7.75 million tonnes exported, followed by Romania 2.20 million, Germany 2.15 million, Latvia 1.69 million and Lithuania 1.60 million with tons.
Morocco, which suffered one of the worst droughts in its history, was the main destination with 2.75 million tonnes compared to 754,000 in the same period last year.
The Commission notes that there are persistent problems in compiling grain trade data for Germany and Italy.
A note said export data presented by Germany from November could be inaccurate after the country switched to a new declaration system, while Italy’s import data was only available until November.
Meanwhile, EU barley exports so far in 2022/23 are 3.11 million tonnes, representing a 41% decrease from 5.28 million a year earlier.
Corn imports stood at 16.46 million tonnes, up 73% from 9.49 million tonnes a year earlier.
Drought-hit EU harvests and improving exports from war-torn Ukraine have boosted EU maize import flows.
According to the data, Spain remains the main importer of maize in the EU with 6.08 million tonnes so far in 2022/23, ahead of the Netherlands at 1.86 million, Portugal and Poland at 1.27 million and Hungary at 1.14 million tonnes.