Ukraine: in the second week of March, the seaports halved grains shipments




According to the weekly monitoring reports by APK-Inform Agency, in the period of March 7-13, 2020, the seaports of Ukraine decreased the export volumes of major grain crops. Thus, in the reporting period the seaports shipped for exports 832 thsd tonnes of grains, down 46% compared with the previous week volumes (1.55 mln tonnes, taking into account the updated figures).

In particular, in the reporting period the shipments of wheat declined 3 times — to 169 thsd tonnes, as opposed to 534 thsd tonnes only in the previous week. Corn exports decreased almost 2 times compared with the previous week level — to 565 thsd tonnes. At the same time, in the reporting week the ports shipped 97 thsd tonnes of barley, up almost 5 times.

In the reporting week, the Netherlands (109 thsd tonnes), Saudi Arabia (81 thsd tonnes), and Egypt (71 thsd tonnes) were the TOP-3 of export destinations for Ukrainian grain supplies.

It should be noted that since the beginning of the new current marketing season (July 1), the Mykolaiv Sea Commercial Port (13.54 mln tonnes) still remained the leader in the exports of major grain crops. The Chornomorsk Commercial Sea Port (9.71 mln tonnes) and Sea Commercial Port of Pivdennyj (7.85 mln tonnes) took the second and third positions, respectively.

You can receive more detailed information about the weekly exports of major grains from the Ukrainian ports on the website of APK-Inform Agency in the Analytics section.