Ukraine Grain Exports Little Changed, Researcher Says

Export of grain from Ukraine were little changed in the first 18 days of this month, agricultural researcher ProAgro said, citing preliminary information from Ukrainian ports.

Shipments in April declined to about 1.24 million metric tons from 1.25 million tons in the same period in March, the researcher said in e-mailed statement today.

Exports of wheat rose twofold to 447,780 tons from 220,830 tons, the researcher said. Wheat shipments to Egypt rose more than threefold to 197,100 tons, the researcher said. Wheat was also shipped to Israel and Saudi Arabia. Corn exports declined by 26 percent to 626,900 tons from 843,800 tons, the researcher said. Corn shipments to Iran rose by almost twofold to 125,800 tons.

Barley exports from Ukraine declined 5.2 percent to 139,800 tons, according to the statement.

Another 212,300 tons of wheat, 374,000 tons of corn and 39,000 tons of barley will be exported from Ukrainian ports in the near future, ProAgro said.