After between the US and China trade war started, the Ukrainian producers began to replace Americans on the corn market in China.
Before the United States was the main supplier of corn to China, and in 2011-2012, the percentage of Americans in this market amounted to almost 100% — 5 million tons. About it reported the edition “Voice of America”.
At the beginning of a trade war, started by US President Donald trump, American manufacturers shipped only 0.3 million tons, less than 10% of the total Chinese imports.
But the supply of corn from Ukraine to China is growing and expected to reach 4 million tons, which corresponds to 80% of Chinese imports. Congressman from Illinois, Robin Kelly has criticized such policies trump.
“Most of the maize came to China from Illinois, before a disastrous trade war trump killed our market access,” wrote Robin Kelly Facebook.
“Good expected harvest in Ukraine does not compensate for the sharp fall in US production in 2019-2020, but in the long run, a threat that Ukraine will become a major exporter of corn, continues to grow.” – confirmed by American journalists.