Seaports in Ukraine reduced grain shipments

In the period from March 30 to April 5, grain shipments from the Ukrainian seaports reduced to 700 thou. tons, 55 pct less from the prior year's comparative period (1.3 million tons), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.

Wheat shipments dropped 29 pct to 134 thou. tons, whereas corn supplies declined 47 pct to 566 thou. tons. Barley was not shipped in the reporting period.

The top-3 importers of grain in the reporting period are China (149 thou. tons), Iran (118 thou. tons) and Egypt (95 thou. tons).

The leading position in terms of the transshipment volume of main crops in the current marketing year is held by the port of Mykolaiv (9.5 million tons). The ports of Chernomorsk and Yuzhny provided for the transshipment of 8.4 million tons and 7.1 million tons, respectively.

Grain exports from Ukraine as of April 3rd reached 38.3 million tons. The Agrarian Ministry reports that this volume is 7.3 million tons (23 pct) more than the indicator for the last year's comparative period.

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The infographic guide Agribusiness of Ukraine 2017/18 is available by the link.

The Ukrainian agricultural export structure and incomes (click for full resolution)

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