January 13, 2010


Ukraine grain exports move upward in December 2009



Ukraine's grain exports in December 2009 rose to 2.558 million tonnes from 2.358 million in November.


Analyst UkrAgroConsult said wheat exports rose to 1.057 million tonnes in December from 949,400 a month earlier, while export of barley rose to 382,100 tonnes from 354,300 tonnes.


Corn exports also rose to 1.072 million tonnes from 1.001 million in November 2009.


UkrAgroConsult said Ukraine exported a total of 14.057 million tonnes of grain, including 6.879 million of wheat, in the first six months of the 2009-10 season against 12.953 million, including 6.633 million of wheat, in the same period in 2008-09.


Ukraine can export up to 20 million tonnes of grain in the 2009-10 season compared with 25 million tonnes in 2008-09, said the consultancy.