Ukraine boosts wheat imports so far 2020/21 -analyst

KYIV, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine, global major wheat exporter, have sharply increased milling wheat imports so far this season due to a jump in domestic prices, analyst APK-Inform said on Monday.

The country, which has exported around 13 million tonnes of wheat so far 2020/21 July-June season, has imported 14,500 tonnes of the commodity to the date, the consultancy said in a report.

Ukraine imported a total of 2,200 tonnes of wheat in the whole 2019/20 season.

APK-Inform said most of the volume had been supplied from the neighbour Belarus.

It said domestic wheat prices had risen by 28% from October 2020 to February 2021 and the prices for Belarusian wheat were almost 69% less as of mid-February. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, editing by Louise Heavens)

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