November 2, 2007

 

Grain import rises 22 percent in Ukraine
 

 

Ukraine's grain imports rose 22.4 percent on-year to 138,600 tonnes in the first nine months of 2007, data of the State Statistics Committee showed.

 

The value of grain imports in the first nine months of the year, at US$69 million, was already 16 percent above the US$59 million reached for the entire 2006. 

 

Ukraine's government has curbed grain exports recently in light of rising international prices.

 

Imports rose 185.8 percent on-year in September and the figure was 9.9 percent above levels in August. For that month, the country imported 12,430 tonnes of grain worth US$2.74 million.

 

Grain imports in August of 11,310 tonnes was up 28.7 percent on-year, worth US$1.99 million.

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