April 17, 2006


Ukraine's 2005/06 grain exports to April 1 at 10.34 million tonnes



Ukraine exported 10.34 million tonnes of grain between the beginning of the current marketing year, Jul 1, 2005, and Apr 1, market analyst APK-Inform reported Friday (Apr 14), quoting the Agriculture Ministry.


The exports consisted of 4.95 million tonnes of wheat, including 2.98 million tonnes of milling wheat, 3.22 million tonnes of barley, 2.11 million tonnes of corn and 59,250 tonnes of rye.


APK-Inform forecasts total grain exports in the 2005/06 marketing year of 12 million tonnes, up from the 11.38 million tonnes exported the previous year.


Ukraine harvested a total of 38.02 million tonnes of grain in 2005, compared with 41.8 million tonnes in 2004.