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Ukrainian Grain Exports Decline 4.9%, Researcher ProAgro Says

February 13, 2012

Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Ukrainian grain exports fell 4.9 percent in this month’s first nine days, ProAgro said, without giving a reason.

Shipments dropped to 336,420 metric tons from 353,770 tons a month earlier, the Kiev-based agricultural researcher said today by e-mail.

Wheat deliveries plunged 55 percent to 40,480 tons, and the grain was exported to Jordan and Spain, ProAgro said. Corn shipments rose 30 percent to 286,890 tons, and the grain was delivered to South Korea, Taiwan and Egypt. Ukraine also shipped 6,000 tons of barley to Israel.

About 1.2 million tons of grains are to be shipped soon, including 768,300 tons of corn, 351,400 tons of wheat and 47,500 tons of barley, ProAgro said, citing preliminary port figures.

--Editors: Dan Weeks, Claudia Carpenter.

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