In 2017/18 MY, the TOP-5 of leading global exporters of wheat will face a noticeable changes compared with last season, declared the expert at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN), Natalia Merkusheva during her report within frames of the Agro-logistics forum "Dnieper-Danube-Black Sea" on October 18 in Chisinau, Moldova.
According to her, first of all the TOP-3 of countries-exporters demonstrated significant changes. So, in 2017/18 MY Russia will surely take the first position due to increasing of the annual supplies of wheat and wheat flour (in grain equivalent) on foreign markets to 32.2 mln tonnes, against 27.184 mln tonnes last season. Last year's leader, the USA will move to the third position with the result of 26.3 mln tonnes, while the EU countries will keep the second position (28.5 mln tonnes). Also, Canada (20.5 mln tonnes) and Australia (18.153 mln tonnes) will interchange their positions compared with 2016/17 MY.
As for Ukraine, in 2017/18 MY the country will reduce foreign shipments of wheat to 16.5 mln tonnes, against 18.083 mln tonnes last season, which will move the country to the 6th position in the rating of global exporters.
You can receive more detailed information about the key points of "Dnieper-Danube-Black Sea" from the news line of the conference.