Grain shipment in seaports pared down by 23 pct
In the week of Dec. 7–13, staple grains shipment in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 1.34 mln t, 23% less from the previous week's figure (1.75 mln t), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.
In the reporting period, the volume of wheat exports dropped by 30% to 277 thou. t vs. 398 thou. t in the previous week. Corn shipment declined by 18% and amounted to 1.03 mln t, barley transshipment reduced 3x wk/wk to 32 thou. t vs. 95 thou. t.
The top three importers of grain in the past week are as followed:
- Spain — 180 thou. t;
- Turkey — 173 thou. t;
- Portugal — 159 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 (9.51 mln t). The port of Chernomorsk provided for the transshipment of 5.55 mln t, and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) — 5.42 mln t.
Previously reported that one of the main factors contributing to the Ukrainian hryvnia's appreciation during November-December 2019 was a record harvest of grains and oilseeds in Ukraine.