April 14, 2010


Ukraine grain exports seen decreasing in April-June 2010


Ukraine's grain exports are likely to fall to about 700,000 tonnes in April from 1.4 million tonnes in March and could gradually decrease in May and June, according to the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC).


"The export is going down as we have exported only 280,000 tonnes of grain in April 1-12," UAC president Serhiy Stoyanov said.


UAC forecast exports at 600,000 tonnes in May and 500,000 in June, the last month of the 2009-10 season.


According to data provided by UkrAgroConsult agriculture consultancy, Ukraine exported about 18.5 million tonnes of grain in the first nine months of this season.

The consultancy has said exports could fall to about 20 million tonnes in 2009-10 from about 25 million in 2008-09.