Ukrainian seaports cut grain transshipment by 15% in September




According to the monitoring reports by APK-Inform Agency, in the period of September 1-30, 2021, the seaports of Ukraine increased the export volumes of major grain crops. Thus, in the reporting period the seaports shipped for exports 5.4 mln tonnes of grains, up by 15% compared with the previous month volumes (6.3 mln tonnes, taking into account the updated figures).

In particular, in the reporting period the shipments of wheat totaled 4.25 mln tonnes, up by 1.8% compared to the last month. Corn export decreased by 2.5 times to 0.15 mln tonnes, barley shipments was down by 1.8 times to 0.99 mln tonnes.

In the reporting month, Indonesia remained the largest importer of wheat (760.4 thsd tonnes), Belgium was the main destination for corn (83 thsd tonnes) and China was the key buyer of barley (543.7 thsd tonnes).

In September, the Mykolaiv Sea Commercial Port (1.8 mln tonnes) was the leader in the exports of major grain crops. The Chornomorsk Commercial Sea Port (1.3 mln tonnes) and the Sea Commercial Port of Pivdennyj (1.1 mln tonnes) took the second and third positions respectively.