May 23, 2013


Germany's wheat, barley exports rise in March


Germany's wheat exports rose 4.7% in March from a year earlier, while barley shipments jumped fivefold.


Wheat deliveries advanced to 609,609 tonnes from 582,065 tonnes in March 2012, Germany's statistics office reported on its website. The value of shipments climbed 30% to €164 million (US$212 million).


Wheat exports in the first nine months of the marketing year begun in July were 5.31 million tonnes, against 4.1 million tonnes a year earlier, the figures showed.


Barley shipments jumped to 326,037 tonnes in March, the highest since April 2011, from 65,171 tonnes a year earlier. Nine-month exports of the grain rose to 1.53 million tonnes from one million tonnes.


Corn deliveries declined 6.9% to 69,179 tonnes from 74,273 tonnes in March last year, the data showed.


Imports of wheat into Germany rose to 308,597 tonnes in March from 294,491 tonnes a year earlier, while inbound corn shipments advanced to 189,154 tonnes from 165,445 tonnes.