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Ukraine’s Grain Exports Rose 21% This Month, Researcher Says

November 16, 2011

(Updates with sunflower oil in fifth paragraph.)

Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s grain exports rose 21 percent in the first two weeks of November compared with the same period a month earlier, researcher UkrAgroConsult said.

Shipments climbed to 720,500 metric tons from 597,000 tons, the Kiev-based researcher said in an e-mailed statement today.

Grain exports included 102,000 tons of wheat and 613,000 tons of corn, UkrAgroConsult said. Wheat was mainly exported to Israel and corn to Egypt, Syria, Algeria and the European Union.

About 256,000 tons of wheat and 489,000 tons of corn will be shipped from ports soon, the researcher said.

Exports of sunflower oil rose to 142,800 tons from 67,000 tons, according to the statement.

Sunflower oil output rose to a record 338,000 tons in October, up 45 percent from the month before, according to UkrAgroConsult. Crushers produced 571,000 tons of sunflower oil in September and October, or 24 percent more than in the same two months a year earlier, it said.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Dan Weeks

To contact the reporter on this story: Kateryna Choursina in Kiev at kchoursina@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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