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Ukrainian Grain Stockpiles Increase 23% to 21.9 Million Tons

October 14, 2011

(Updates with wheat and corn from second paragraph.)

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian grain stockpiles rose 23 percent from a year earlier to 21.9 million metric tons as of Oct. 1, the state statistics office said.

Wheat accounted for 13.9 million tons, barley for 3.5 million tons and corn for 3 million tons, the Kiev-based statistics office said in a statement on its website today.

Sunflower seed stockpiles rose 21 percent to 5.2 million tons, according to the statement.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Nicholas Larkin

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