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Ukraine’s Grain Exports Declined This Month, Researcher Says

December 14, 2011

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s grain exports were 486,400 metric tons in the first 10 days this month, down 6.2 percent for the same period in November, UkrAgroConsult said.

Shipments in first ten days of December included 121,000 tons of wheat and 342,700 tons of corn, the Kiev-based researcher said in e-mailed statement today.

Wheat was exported mostly to Israel and Spain, and corn went to Tunisia, Spain and Morocco, it said. Some 1.1 million tons of grain, including 945,800 tons of corn and 182,100 tons of wheat, are due to be shipped, according to UkrAgroConsult.

Sunflower oil exports were 103,200 tons in the first 10 days compared with 87,700 tons in the same period in December last year, the researcher said. Sunflower oil was exported to India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, it said.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, Alastair Reed

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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