Ukraine's Grain Exports Declined 45% in May, ProAgro Says

Ukraine’s exports of grain fell by almost 45 percent to 1.35 million metric tons in May, agriculture researcher ProAgro said, citing preliminary information from Ukrainian ports.

That compared with 2.4 million tons of grain exported in April, ProAgro said in e-mailed statement today, without giving a reason for the decline.

Shipments of wheat fell by 58 percent to 281,700 tons compared with 675,540 in April, the researcher said. Deliveries to Israel fell by 30 percent and to Egypt by 77 percent, according to Kiev-based ProAgro.

Corn exports declined in May by 39 percent to 926,400 tons from 1.5 million tons a month earlier. Barley exports fell by 47 percent to 100,170 tons, ProAgro said.

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