October 6, 2006


Ukraine's July-September wheat exports at 1.64 million tonnes



Ukraine exported 1.64 million tonnes of wheat between Jul 1, the beginning of the marketing year, and Sep 30, the agriculture ministry said Thursday (Oct 5).


By the same date last year 1.63 million tonnes had been exported.


The ministry said wheat exports were increasing despite a lower harvest this year of 14.3 million tonnes of wheat, compared with 18.7 million tonnes in 2005.


The government has already imposed licensing on wheat exports and is considering introducing a quota system in order to prevent excessive exports.