Grain shipment in ports improved a third wk/wk
In the period of June 15-21, grain shipment from the Ukrainian seaports reached 759 thou. tons, 28 percent up from the previous week (592 thou. tons), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.
The volume of wheat exports almost doubled in the reporting period up to 69 thou. tons against 38 thou. tons a week earlier. Corn shipments also rose by 23 percent to 679 thou. tons. After a short pause, ports began shipping barley, 11 thou. tons.
The top-3 importers of grain in the reporting period are Egypt (117 thou. tons), the Netherlands (90 thou. tons) and Italy (74 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 (12,3 mmt). The ports of Chernomorsk and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) provided for the transshipment of 11,1 mmt and 8,8 mmt, respectively.
Since the start of 2018/19, grain exports from Ukraine as of June 21st reached 48,9 mmt. The Agrarian Ministry reports that this volume is 25.6 percent (10.2 mmt) more than the indicator for the last year's comparative period (39,7 mmt).
The infographic guide Agribusiness of Ukraine 2017/18 is available by the link.