November 15, 2011


Ukraine's 2011/12 grain export up by 393,000 tonnes


As of November 10, Ukraine exported 5.461 million tonnes of grains for the marketing year 2011/12, an increase of 393,000 tonnes compared to the same period last year of 5.069 million tonnes.


On November 11, Sergei Petrenko, First Deputy Director of the department of economic development and agrarian market of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, in particular, as of November 10, the country exported 1.963 million tonnes of wheat (2.146 million tonnes in 2010), 1.828 million tonnes of barley (2.258 million tonnes), 1.6 million tonnes of corn (565,000 tonnes).


As of November 7, the Ukrainian ports stocked 1.032 million tonnes of grains for the further shipment, including 504,700 tonnes of wheat, 366,000 tonnes of corn, and 152,400 tonnes of barley.


According to Petrenko, as of the reporting date the ports loaded 230,900 tonnes of grains on the ships.


The First Deputy Director said that as of to date traders contracted 4.9 million tonnes of corn, which is significantly higher compared to the figure last year.


Previously, Nikolai Prysiazhnyuk, Minister of Agrarian Policy, said that in the current year Ukraine expects for the record harvest of grains at 53 million tonnes, which will allow exporting nearly 27 million tonnes of grains.

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