Ukrainian Grain Exports Plunged in November, UkrAgroConsult Says

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Grain exports from Ukraine, the world’s largest shipper of barley in the year that ended in September, plunged last month, UkrAgroConsult said.

Exports slid to 446,200 metric tons in November from 1.14 million tons in the prior month, the Kiev-based researcher said today in an e-mailed statement. Shipments included 168,500 tons of wheat and 87,800 tons of barley.

Wheat went to Egypt, Kenya, Israel and Turkey, while barley was exported to Saudi Arabia, Libya and Israel, according to the researcher. Corn exports of 166,000 tons went to Israel, Syria and Lebanon.

Ukraine in October set limits on grain exports in an effort to avoid higher domestic prices.

Outbound shipments of sunflower oil rose to 184,800 tons in November from 115,800 tons in October. More than 111,000 tons of the oil is to be exported shortly, UkrAgroConsult said.

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