November 11, 2011


Ukraine's grain export records 5.4 million tonnes


Ukraine exported 5.4 million tonnes from July to November 9, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC) grain lobby said on Thursday (Nov 10).


UAC director Serhiy Stoyanov said that as of November 9, grain exports from Ukraine totalled about 5.4 million tonnes, including about two million tonnes of wheat, 1.4 million of corn and 1.8 million of barley.


He gave no comparative figure for the same period of the previous year. The former Soviet republic sold abroad 4.9 million tonnes of grain, including two million of wheat, in July-October 2010, according to data provided by UkrAgroConsult agriculture consultancy.


Ukraine exported 2.2 million tonnes of barley and 437,000 tonnes of corn in July-October 2010.


Analyst ProAgro said this week Ukraine had almost doubled its grain exports in the first week of November to about 472,000 tonnes and corn dominated the shipments.


It also said additional 708,000 tonnes, including 306,000 tonnes of corn, should be exported in the near future.


Ukrainian corn was exported to Egypt, Algeria, Syria and Jordan, while wheat went to Italy and Jordan.


ProAgro said the export had risen after the parliament last month cancelled grain export duties.

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