Rice imports to Ukraine down 35%


Rice imports to Ukraine continued shrinking this season, reports UkrAgroConsult. So, Ukraine imported 14 KMT of rice from July till November 2016/17 that is 35% less than at the same time last year.

India continues to be Ukraine’s traditional rice supplier, though with noticeably reduced shipments. 5.5 KMT of Indian rice was imported to Ukraine in the period under review against 7.9 KMT in July-November 2015/16. Rice imports from Pakistan plummeted to 2.4 KMT that is down two-thirds from last year.

However, UkrAgroConsult notes some increase in rice purchases from Kazakhstan. So, Kazakhstan had exported to Ukraine 78% more rice than for the entire last season.

Logistic advantages along with a rice crop increase in Kazakhstan suggest that Kazakh rice deliveries to Ukraine will further expand.



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