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France’s Rouen Port Weekly Grain Shipments Climb 25% on Barley

January 12, 2012

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Grain exports from the French port of Rouen, Europe’s biggest cereal-shipping hub, rose 25 percent in the week through yesterday, boosted by the biggest volume of barley shipments in 10 weeks.

Outbound grain shipments were 46,440 metric tons from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, compared with 37,180 tons in the prior week, the Seine River port said in an e-mailed report today. The cargoes included 29,640 tons of wheat and 16,800 tons of barley.

Rouen accounted for 45 percent of France’s maritime grain exports in 2009-10, ahead of La Pallice on the Bay of Biscay, which shipped out 19 percent, according to figures from national crops office FranceAgriMer.

Rouen grain loadings by destination, in tons:

--Editors: John Deane, Stuart Wallace

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