Corn shipment in seaports tripled within Sep 21–27

In the week of September 21–27, corn shipment in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 66 thou. t, 3x up from the previous week, the APK-Inform consultancy reports.

Grain shipment in Ukrainian seaports in the reporting period amounted to 984 thou. t, 5% down from the previous week (1 mln t on the basis of updated data).

The volume of wheat exports slightly decreased and totalled 874 thou. t against 913 thou. t a week earlier, while the export of barley decreased 2x to 44 thou. t (96 thou. t a week earlier).

The top-3 importers of grain in the reporting period are Egypt (161 thou. t), Kenia (114 thou. t) and Turkey (112 thou. t).

The leading position in terms of the transshipment volume of staple grains since the start of 2019/20 is held by the port of Mykolaiv (4.85 mln t). The port of Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) provided for the transshipment of 2.78 mln t, and Chernomorsk — 2.49 mln t.

Earlier it was reported that Ukrzaliznytsia planned to conclude the first contract for the purchase of grain by the end of 2019.

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