Ukraine's Mar 7-13 sea port grain shipment halved

In the week of Mar. 7-13, staple grains shipment in Ukrainian seaports amounted to 832 thou. t, 46% lower from the previous week's volumes (1.55 mln t, as provided by the figures updated), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.

Wheat export shipment dropped 3x in the reporting period and amounted to 169 thou. t vs. the previous week's 534 thou. t. Corn exports regressed apx. 2x to 565 thou. t. Barley shipment boosted 5x and amounted to 97 thou. t.

The top three importers of grain in the past week are as followed:

  • the Netherlands — 109 thou. t;
  • Saudi Arabia — 81 thou. t;
  • Egypt — 71 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 (13.54 mln t). The port of Chernomorsk provided for the transshipment of 9.71 mln t, and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) — 7.85 mln t.Agricultural products export from Ukraine (click for full resolution)

Since the start of 2019/20 (July 2019 – June 2020), Ukraine has supplied 43.27 mln t of staple grains to foreign markets. As of Mar. 16, agricultural commodities shipment increased by 8.25 mln t from the prior year's comparative period.

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