November 8, 2006


Ukraine's July-October grain exports at 5.1 million tonnes



Ukraine exported 5.1 million tonnes of grain between the beginning of the current marketing year Jul 1 and Oct 31, the customs authorities reported Tuesday (Nov 7).


The total export figure included two million tonnes of wheat and 2.7 million tonnes of barley.


In October, Ukraine exported 389,000 tonnes of wheat, 495,000 tonnes of barley and 73,000 tonnes of corn.


Ukraine's agriculture ministry announced Nov 1 it had increased its forecast for grain export in the 2006/07 marketing year to 9.45 million tonnes from the previous estimate of nine million tonnes as a result of a higher-than-expected pace of harvest.