May 13, 2008


Ukraine grain exports slump by 13.8 percent



Ukraine grain shipments fall by 13.8 percent to 124,310 tonnes in March against 776,550 tonnes last year, the State Statistics Committee said.


In January-March 2008, Ukraine's grain exports fell by 25.2 percent or 312,910 tonnes, compared to the first quarter last year, at 930,870 tonnes.


In 2007, the country's grain export fell by 61.8 percent at 6.8 million tonnes against 2006 figure which was at 4.2 million tonnes.