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Ukraine’s Grain Exports Fall Almost 50%, UkrAgroConsult Says

October 12, 2011

Oct. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s grain exports fell by almost 50 percent in the first nine days this month to about 201,000 metric tons from 400,000 tons in the same period last month, according to UkrAgroConsult.

Shipments included 50,500 tons of wheat and 150,900 tons of corn, the researcher, which is based in the capital Kiev, said in an e-mailed statement today. The crops went mainly to Egypt and Jordan, according to the statement.

Grain exports declined about 18 percent to 3.7 million tons since the marketing year started July 1, according to UkrAgroConsult. The grain harvest was about 17 percent larger at 43.7 million tons on Oct. 10, it said yesterday.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Nicholas Larkin

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