Grain shipment in Ukrainian seaports dropped 40 pct
In the period of June 8-14, grain shipment from the Ukrainian seaports stood at 452 thou. tons, 39 per cent lower from the previous week (744 million tons), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.
Shipments of wheat reduced to 19 thou. tons or by 42 per cent from the previous week (230 thou. tons). Barley was not shipped in the indicated period. Corn exports decreased 16 per cent to 433 thou. tons.
The top-3 importers of grain in the reporting period are China (68 thou. tons), Iran (66 thou. tons) and Turkey (64 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 (12,1 million tons). The ports of Chernomorsk and Pivdenny (Yuzhny) provided for the transshipment of 11 million tons and 8.7 million tons, respectively.
Previously it was reported that by late June new wheat crop trade would become more active in Ukraine when the batches of grain start entering the market.
The infographic guide Agribusiness of Ukraine 2017/18 is available by the link.