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Wheat Exports From Germany Climb 47% to Highest in 13 Months

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July 17 (Bloomberg) -- German wheat exports, the European Union’s second-biggest, jumped 47 percent in April to a 13-month high, government statistics showed.

Outbound shipments of the grain climbed to 700,615 metric tons from 477,580 tons a year earlier, the Federal Statistics Office reported on its website. That was the highest level since March 2011, when Germany shipped 793,612 tons of wheat. By value, exports increased to 155.2 million euros ($190 million) from 113.7 million euros.

Wheat exports rose from 572,613 tons in March. France is the EU’s biggest shipper of the grain.

German barley exports slumped to 82,682 tons from 422,319 tons in April 2011 by volume and plunged to 18.5 million euros from 83.8 million euros in value terms, the data showed. Corn exports jumped to 72,900 tons from 39,675 tons.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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