Ukraine's Feb 15-21 sea port wheat shipment up 1.7x wk/wk
In the week of Feb. 15-21, staple grains shipment in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 1.25 mln t, 2% higher from the previous week (1.23 mln t, as provided by the data updated), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.
Wheat export shipment revised upward by 67% in the reporting period and amounted to 342 thou. t vs. the previous week's 205 thou. t. Corn exports regressed by 6% to 895 thou. t. Barley shipment dropped by more than 5x wk/wk and amounted to 13 thou. t.
The top three importers of grain in the past week are as followed:
- Egypt — 301 thou. t;
- China — 161 thou. t;
- Turkey — 122 thou. t.
The leading position in terms of the handled volume of staple grains since the start of 2019/20 is held by the port of Mykolaiv (12.72 mln t). The port of Chernomorsk provided for the transshipment of 8.69 mln t, and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) — 7.37 mln t.
Since the start of 2019/20 (July 2019 – June 2020), Ukraine has supplied 39.48 mln t of staple grains to foreign markets. As of Feb. 24, agricultural commodities shipment increased by 7.65 mln t (24.5%) YoY.