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Rouen Grain Shipments Drop in Latest Week on Lower Barley Sales

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Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Grain exports from the French port of Rouen, Europe’s biggest cereal-shipping hub, fell 14 percent in the latest week because of declining barley shipments.

Cargoes dropped to 125,310 metric tons between Aug. 16 and Aug. 22 from 144,942 tons a week earlier, the Seine River port wrote in an e-mailed report today.

Shipments in the week included 109,215 tons of wheat and 16,095 tons of barley, down from 52,504 tons the week earlier. Algeria was the biggest destination with 106,195 tons of soft wheat, followed by Morocco with 6,945 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:

                 Aug. 16-22
Soft wheat
Algeria             106,195
U.K.                 3,020

Feed barley
Morocco              6,945

Malting barley
Germany              3,000
Ireland              3,150
Poland               3,000

To contact the reporter on this story: Whitney McFerron in London at wmcferron1@bloomberg.net;

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

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