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Ukraine’s Grain Shipments Fell by 11% in February, Group Says

March 02, 2012

Ukraine’s grain exports fell by 11 percent to 1.7 million metric tons last month from 1.9 million tons in January as wheat shipments declined, the country’s Agrarian Confederation said.

Shipments included 1.3 million tons of corn, 340,000 tons of wheat, and 40,000 tons of barley, Sergey Stoianov, director of the producers’ group, said in e-mailed statement yesterday. Wheat exports were 540,000 tons in January.

Grain exports from Ukraine since the marketing year started on July 1 were 13.5 million tons, of which 7.7 million tons were corn, 3.6 million tons wheat and 2 million tons barley, according to the statement.

Rapeseed exports reached 1 million tons in the eight months of the marketing year from July through February, Stoianov said, without giving a comparison.

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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