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Ukraine’s Grain Stockpiles Up 63% as of Dec. 1, Office Says

December 14, 2011

(Updates with wheat and corn stockpile comparison in second paragraph.)

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s grain stockpiles were 29.3 million metric tons as of Dec. 1, up 63 percent from a year earlier, the state statistics office said.

Wheat stockpiles rose by 50 percent to 11.1 million tons from 7.4 million tons last year, the Kiev-based office said in a statement on its website today. Corn stocks doubled to 13.9 million tons from 6.9 million tons a year earlier, according to the statement.

Barley stockpiles increased by 23 percent to 2.7 million tons from 2.2 million tons last year. Sunflower seed stocks rose by 6 percent to 5.6 million tons, the office said.

--Editors: Sharon Lindores, Claudia Carpenter

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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