During three recent seasons, the countries of the Middle East, North Africa and the EU were the main sales market for Ukrainian wheat. At the same time, if the share of the grain supplies to North Africa remains fairly stable (32.7% of the general wheat exports in 2011/12 MY, and 36.8% - in July-January of 2013/14 MY), then the index for the Middle East countries declined from 29.9% in 2011/12 MY to 16.9% in July-January period of 2013/14 MY.
Moreover, in the reporting period of the current MY the share of Ukrainian wheat exports to the EU countries declined even more dramatically - to 2.6% only, as opposed to 29.7% of of the grain foreign supplies in 2011/12 MY.
At the same time, in 2013/14 MY Ukraine showed a significant increase of wheat supplies to Asian countries. So, if in 2011/12 MY the export volumes of Ukrainian wheat to the countries of Southeast Asia totaled 3.8% only of the grain export volumes, then during the first 7 months of the current MY the index grew to 15.6%. In the current season (July-January) the share of Ukrainian wheat exports to Asia exceeded 28.6%, including 15.6% to Southeast Asia, 7.4% to South Asia, and 5.6% to East Asia, while Ukraine has not practically previously supplied the grain to the regions.
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