June sea port grain exports tumble 1.4x mth/mth

In the period June 1-30, sea ports in Ukraine shipped 2.3 mln t of staple grains for export, 1.4x down from May (3.3 mln t as provided by the figures updated), the APK-Inform consultancy reports.

June wheat shipment stood at 688 thou. t, 1.5x down mth/mth. Corn shipment dropped by 1.4x mth/mth, to 1.5 mln t. Barley export in June summed 111 thou. t, 1.4x more from the previous month.

The key export markets for Ukrainian grain in June:

  • Indonesia: 122.6 thou. t of wheat
  • China: 407.2 thou. t of corn and 64 thou. t of barley

Since the start of 2020/21, the port of Mykolaiv has provided for the transshipment of 14.7 mln t of ag commodities. The ports of Chornomorsk and Pivdenny handled 11.8 and 8.2 mln t, respectively.

The USDA in its July report projects wheat export from Ukraine in 2021/22 at 21 mln t, corn at 30.5 mln t. Ukraine's sunflowerseed supply is projected at 16.7 mln t.

Staples export as of July 14 posted 700 thou. t, 3% down YoY.

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