Total grain loaded for export climbed to 171,390 metric tons in the Aug. 29-Sept. 4 period from 138,729 tons in the previous week, the Seine River port wrote in an e-mailed report. Algeria was the biggest destination, buying 78,750 tons of wheat, followed by China with 39,500 tons of malting barley.
Rouen accounted for 45 percent of France’s soft-wheat exports in 2012-13, ahead of La Pallice on the Bay of Biscay and Dunkirk on the North Sea, according to port figures.
Rouen grain loadings by destination, in metric tons:
Aug. 29-Sept. 4 Soft wheat Algeria 78,750 Cameroon 17,655 Congo 8,200 Mauritius 15,750 Senegal 8,235 U.K. 3,300 Malting barley China 39,500
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