Poland breaks records in grain exports in 2022 and 2023

Published Sep 18, 2023

Tridge summary

Poland recorded a record high of 16.8 million tons of cereal grain exports between January 2022 and July 2023, with 7.7 million tons exported in 2023 alone, a 57% increase from the previous year. Most of the exports were wheat (53%) and corn (35%). The majority of the grain was exported to the EU market, particularly Germany and the Netherlands, but 40% went to non-EU countries such as Nigeria and South Africa. The grain was primarily exported by sea through ports in Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Świnoujście. The volume of grain exports may be influenced by competition from Russia, Ukraine, the USA, Canada, and Brazil.
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Original content

- In the period from January 2022 to July 2023, i.e. almost from the moment of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, Poland exported a record 16.8 million tons of cereal grain, including 9.1 million tons in 2022 and 7.7 million tons by July 2023. At the same time, we have recorded increased grain imports to the country, mainly from Ukraine, but the grain trade balance is positive, exports are several times higher than imports, emphasized Wroński. He added that as a result of the disruption of grain supply chains caused by the outbreak of war, grain prices on the global market increased significantly in 2022, which led to a reduction in demand for grains on international markets. This, in turn, resulted in increased competition on the global market and a grain surplus, also in the country. He added that the inflow of grain from Ukraine to Poland was also important. These factors led to actions aimed at improving logistics and transport capabilities, he noted. He emphasized that this ...
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