March 18, 2013

 

Ukraine's grain stocks drop 37% on-year
 

 

Agricultural enterprises, and grain storage and processing enterprises in Ukraine stocked 13.2 million tonnes of grains as of March 1, 2013, a decrease of 37% compared with the same date in 2012.

 

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine on March 15, the stocks include 4.2 million tonnes of wheat, 1.3 million tonnes of barley, 6.6 million tonnes of corn, and 0.3 million tonnes of rye.

 

Directly agrarian companies stored 6.3 million tonnes of grains (down 36%), including 1.7 million tonnes of wheat, one million tonnes of barley, 2.9 million tonnes of corn, 0.1 million tonnes of rye.

 

Besides, sunflower seeds storing volumes totalled 2.8 million tonnes (down 20% compared with March 1, 2012). At the same time, directly agrarian enterprises (except of the small ones) stored 1.2 million tonnes of the oilseed (down 25%).