Flour exports from Ukraine up 15% on the year


Ukrainian exporters shipped abroad 378.6 KMT of flour for the first ten months of MY 2017/18. This is 15% more than in the same period of MY 2016/17, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Ukrainian flour exports in April 2018 were down 40% on the month at 24.9 KMT. This was also 9% less than in April 2017.

Exports of Ukrainian flour to China increased substantially. In the period under review this country already imported 38% more than for the whole of MY 2016/17.  A similar situation is observed in exports to the United Arab Emirates, which rose 54% for the ten months. In addition, a 7% increase was registered in shipments to Angola.

The period of July-April 2017/18 witnessed a year-on-year decline in Ukrainian flour supplies to countries such as Somalia (11.3 KMT against 25.9 KMT), Palestine (25.8 KMT against 28.8 KMT), and Israel (19.7 KMT against 27.7 KMT).

Along with growth in exports, flour production turned down this season. So, Ukrainian millers produced 613.7 KMT of flour in January-April 2018 that is down 4% on the year (638.5 KMT in January-April 2017). This included 580 KMT of wheat flour (down 5% from 608.4 KMT produced in the same period last year).

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop as well as crop conditions and progress in planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" and “Online market review” by UkrAgroConsult.



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