Wheat export shipment halved
In the week of Jan. 18-24, staple grains shipment in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 1.16 mln t, 5% higher from the previous week's figure (1.11 mln t), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.
In the reporting period, the volume of wheat exports dropped 61% to 101 thou. t vs. the previous week's 260 thou. t. Corn shipment upsized 26% and amounted to 1.06 mln t. Barley was not shipped for export in the reporting period, the latest indicator is 11 thou. t.
The top three importers of grain in the past week are as followed:
- Egypt — 239 thou. t;
- Turkey — 226 thou. t;
- the Netherlands — 154 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 (11.54 mln t). The port of Chernomorsk provided for the transshipment of 7.54 mln t, and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) — 6.57 mln t.
As a reminder, the European Union approved licenses to import 926 t of Ukrainian wheat under the year's tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) for grains.