October 29, 2007


Ukraine grain exports to resume in November



Ukraine is preparing to resume grain export in early November after a virtual suspension in July-October caused by a fall in harvest this year, the agriculture ministry's press service announced Friday (October 26), quoting Agriculture Minister Yury Melnik.


Melnik said the special commission appointed by the government to distribute export licenses was now receiving applications from exporters and the commission was likely to have a meeting to finalize the distribution of export licenses November 1.


Ukraine has only exported less than 200,000 tonnes of grain since the beginning of the current marketing year July 1, compared with 4.1 million tonnes in the same period last year.


The government has allowed the export of 1.203 million tonnes of grain between November 1 and March 31, 2008, including 600,000 tonnes of corn, 400,000 tonnes of barley, 200,000 tonnes of wheat and 3,000 tonnes of rye.


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