Ukraine’s Grain Exports Fell in February, Confederation Says

Ukraine’s grain exports fell to about 600,000 metric tons in the first 15 days of this month, the country’s Agrarian Confederation said.

“Grain exports from Ukraine shrank sharply in February” because of freezing weather and after the government asked traders to slow wheat shipments, Sergey Stoianov, director of the producers group, said today on its website. That compares with 1.9 million tons of grain exports in the whole of January.

Wheat shipments were less than 100,000 tons in the first 15 days of this month, Stoianov said, compared with 540,000 tons of wheat exported in the whole of last month, according to the confederation’s data.

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