UPDATE 1-EU 2017/18 soft wheat exports 217,000 tonnes by July 11

(Adds 2016/17 full-year figures)

PARIS, July 13 (Reuters) - The European Union exported 217,000 tonnes of soft wheat from July 1-11, down from 863,000 tonnes in the year-earlier period, official data showed on Thursday.

The EU also exported 93,000 tonnes of barley over the same period, against 98,000 tonnes a year ago, while maize imports came to 312,000 tonnes compared with a year-earlier 335,000 tonnes, the data published by the European Commission showed.

The data were the first reported volumes for EU cereal exports and imports in the 2017/18 season that started on July 1.

The Commission also revised its estimate of total soft wheat exports in the 2016/17 season that ended on June 30.

The 2016/17 soft wheat exports were now put at 23.5 million tonnes, up from 23.35 million estimated previously, although still well below 31.5 million in 2015/16.

The Commission's EU export and import data for cereals are based on customs declarations by member countries and are subject to revision in subsequent weeks.

It left unchanged its estimate of 2016/17 barley exports at 5.2 million tonnes, down from 10.8 million in 2015/16, and kept 2016/17 maize imports at 12.9 million tonnes, down from 13.3 million in the previous season. (Reporting by Valerie Parent and Gus Trompiz; Editing by Michel Rose and Mark Potter)