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U.K. Wheat Exports Plunge 12 Percent in Eight Months

April 17, 2012

U.K. wheat exports from July 1 through Feb. 29 fell 12 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, the Home-Grown Cereals Authority said.

Exports totaled 1.98 million metric tons, down from 2.24 million tons a year earlier, the Kenilworth, England-based HGCA wrote in an e-mailed report today. February shipments came to 212,701 tons, the lowest level since August and a 0.9 percent drop from a month earlier, according to the report.

Barley exports rose 6.8 percent to 648,689 tons and rapeseed shipments more than doubled to 634,576 tons, HGCA data show.

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