March first week's grain export from Ukraine 30 pct higher wk/wk
In the week of Feb. 29 – Mar. 6, staple grains shipment in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 1.28 mln t, 31% higher from the previous week's volumes (977 thou. t, as provided by the data updated), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.
Wheat export shipment boosted more than 6x in the reporting period and amounted to 424 thou. t vs. the previous week's 66 thou. t. Corn exports regressed by 5% to 836 thou. t. Barley shipment dropped by 27% and amounted to 20 thou. t.
The top three importers of grain in the past week are as followed:
- Egypt — 194 thou. t;
- China — 193 thou. t;
- Yemen — 76 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 (13.27 mln t). The port of Chernomorsk provided for the transshipment of 9.48 mln t, and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) — 7.69 mln t.
Previously reported that Ukraine was strengthening its presence in the Egyptian tenders. Thus, in 2019/20 the share of Ukrainian grain is estimated at 19% against 8% a season earlier.