November 28, 2012


Ukraine's grain exports continue to soar



As of November 26, Ukrainian agricultural producers continue to keep high grain export rates as it supplied 11.5 million tonnes of grain to foreign markets.


At present, 5.4 million tonnes of wheat was exported, as well as 4.1 million tonnes of corn and 1.7 million tonnes of barley. This statistics was cited by Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk, the ministry's press service told UKRINFORM.


"We see that important tasks are set to Ukraine, as one of leading grain exporters. Since, due to difficult natural-climatic conditions and the poor yield in many countries, the situation on the world grain market still remain rather difficult. Ukrainian agrarian workers took high rates of grain export since the beginning of the new marketing year and continue to successfully fulfil their foreign obligations. In particular, as of November 26, agricultural producers exported 11.5 million tonnes of grain. This is a rather tangible figure," the official said.


According to him, now there are 1.1 million tonnes of grain cultures at port elevators, another 206,000 tonnes were loaded on ships. Therefore, the volumes of exported and prepared for exports grain crops reached 12.8 million tonnes.


"More details about wheat export rates. In particular, in September, Ukrainian agrarian workers exported 1.3 million tonnes of wheat, in October - 1.4 million tonnes, and since the beginning of November - 1.3 million tonnes were supplied to other world countries. Therefore, we have preserved our positions on foreign markets and main buyers, continuing to successfully fulfil the terms of contracts," Prysiazhniuk emphasised.