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Ukraine’s Grain Exports Fell 27% in January, Confederation Says

February 01, 2012

Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s grain exports fell 27 percent in January compared with the previous month because of cold weather and insufficient railway carriers, the country’s Agrarian Confederation said.

Shipments declined to 1.9 million tons, Sergey Stoianov, director of the producers’ group, said in an e-mailed statement today.

Corn accounted for 1.3 million tons and shipments fell by 35 percent from December, according to the statement. Wheat shipments were almost unchanged from the previous month at 540,000 tons, Stoianov said. Exports also included 70,000 tons of barley, according to the statement.

Outbound shipments of grain were 11.6 million tons since the marketing year started on July 1, Stoianov said. That includes 6.2 million tons of corn, 3.3 million tons of wheat and 2 million tons of barley, according to the confederation.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, John Deane

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