Grain Exports From Rouen Jump on Barley Shipped to Saudi Arabia
Cargoes jumped to 55,450 metric tons between July 19 and July 25 from 8,440 tons a week earlier, the Seine River port wrote in an e-mailed report today. Saudi Arabia was the biggest destination with 50,000 tons of barley.
Rouen accounted for 41 percent of France’s grain exports by sea in 2010-11, ahead of La Pallice on the Bay of Biscay, with a share of 17 percent, and Dunkirk on the North Sea, at 11 percent of the total, according to port figures.
Rouen grain loadings by destination, in metric tons:
July 19-25 Soft wheat Portugal 3,800 U.K. 1,650 Feed barley Saudi Arabia 50,000
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