Ukraine's May 16-29 sea port grain exports halved

Infographic guide Ukrainian Agribusiness 2018/19


In the past two weeks from May 16 to 29, 1.13 mln t of staple grain crops were shipped for export in Ukrainian sea ports, 44% less from the previous two weeks (2.02 mln t, as provided by the figures updated), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.

Wheat shipment in the period slashed 59% to 304 thou. t. Corn supply reduced by a third and totalled 802 thou. t, while barley exports dropped 4x to 19 thou. t.

The top three importers of grain in the reporting period are as followed:

  • China — 259 thou. t;
  • Iran — 139 thou. t;
  • Netherlands — 117 thou. t.

Agricultural products export from Ukraine (click for full resolution)

The port of Mykolaiv has been holding the leading position in terms of the handled volume of staple grains since the start of 2019/20 — 16.50 mln t. The port of Chernomorsk provided for the transshipment of 12.56 mln t, and Pivdenny (former Yuzhny) — 9.40 mln t.

Since the start of 2019/20, grain export shipment from Ukraine has reached 54.35 mln t. As of June 1, agricultural commodities shipment increased by 7.49 mln t (16%) from the prior year's comparative period.

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