October 23, 2012
Ukraine grain exports at 7.65 million tonnes as of October 22
The Agriculture Ministry said on Monday (Oct.22) in a report the volume included 3.15 million tonnes of milling wheat, 676,000 tonnes of feed wheat, 2.22 million tonnes of corn and 1.51 million tonnes of barley.
It gave no comparative figure while the data provided by UkrAgroConsult agriculture consultancy said the former Soviet republic exported 4.39 million tonnes in July-October 2011.
The ministry said exports of wheat could total five million tonnes this season, which runs from July-June. Last week traders said that Ukraine would ban wheat exports from November 15 after bad weather hit the harvest.
The ministry said the high pace of wheat exports would exhaust stocks of Ukrainian wheat available for shipping abroad by November 15-20, and it urged traders to be cautious in concluding new contracts.
Ukraine, which consumes 12 million tonnes of wheat, harvested 15.5 million tonnes in clean weight this year.