September 16, 2013


Ukraine's grain exports rise 11% on higher wheat shipments


Due to higher shipments of wheat, Ukraine's exports of grain rose by 11% on-season to 4.6 million tonnes as of September 13.


The export volume included 2.6 million tonnes of wheat, 1.5 million tonnes of barley and 566,000 tonnes of corn, the agriculture ministry said in a statement.


So far this month, Ukraine had exported 965,000 tonnes of grain.


Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said that exports were likely to rise to between 2.5 and 2.6 million tonnes this month versus 2.46 million in August.


Ukraine expects favourable weather to help farmers to harvest a record grain crop of 58 million tonnes.


Exports could soar to between 26 and 30 million tonnes in 2013-14 from about 23 million a season earlier.

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