Foreign media news on April 14:British customs data showed that British wheat imports slowed down in February, but they were still much higher than the previous year’s level.
In February, UK wheat imports were 94,956 tons, down from 106,531 tons in January. This is also the lowest monthly import volume for 2020/21 (July to June) so far.
After the transitional trade agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union expired at the end of 2020, some buyers made early purchases due to trade uncertainty, which also slowed down the wheat trade at the beginning of this year.
So far in 2020/21, the UK has imported 1.67 million tons of wheat, up from 674,788 tons in the same period last year.
The wheat output in the UK harvested last summer was only 9.66 million tons, a decrease of 40.5%year-on-year. It is expected that wheat imports will rise this year.