France exported 1.1 million tonnes of soft wheat outside the European Union in January, the second-highest monthly volume since the start of the 2015/16 season. This was helped by substantial sales to Morocco, Egypt and Algeria, customs data showed.
In December, France had shipped a season high of 1.3 million tonnes outside the 28-country EU.
The January exports brought the total volume since the start of the 2015/16 marketing season in July to 5.7 million tonnes, up 8 percent against the July-January period last season.
A decline in the euro and poor harvest expectations in Morocco boosted exports in past months, with French port data showing a long list of exports heading to the North African country.
French wheat exports to Morocco totalled 235,000 tonnes in January, bringing the total for the July-January period to 518,000 tonnes, up 50 percent on year.
The January exports also included 189,000 tonnes of soft wheat shipped to Egypt in January.