Ukraine’s exports of wheat, corn and barley increased 20 percent in the first half of September compared with a month earlier, ProAgro said, citing preliminary information from ports.
Shipments of the three cereals advanced to about 602,600 metric tons in the month’s first 15 days compared with 502,100 tons, the Kiev-based researcher, said today in e-mailed statement.
Wheat exports rose to 407,800 tons from 163,500 tons a month earlier and the crop was sent to Spain, Italy, Egypt, the Netherlands and Portugal, the researcher said. Corn shipments rose from zero to 5,480 tons. Barley exports declined in the period to 189,300 tons from 338,600 tons last month, according to ProAgro.
Another 281,800 tons of grain, including 171,400 tons of wheat and 77,400 tons of barley, will be shipped from Ukrainian ports soon, ProAgro said.
Rapeseed shipments reached 68,700 tons in the period, an advance of about 14 percent, ProAgro said.
Sunflower oil exports declined to 19,000 tons from 70,400 tons.