Romania. Growth in grain exports supported by higher corn and barley shipments


While Romanian wheat exports decreased by 12% in July-January of 2017/18 season, grain exports (wheat, barley and corn) grew by 3.3% against the same period last season. This growth in grain exports is supported by higher corn and barley shipments, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Over July-January 2017/18 Romania shipped by 17% more barley than over the same period last season.  It should be noted, that Romania is close to the volume of total barley exports last season, mainly thanks to higher interest of Iran, Spain, Egypt and Turkey.

Romania increased corn exports to almost 2.3 MMT (+30% y/y). This season Romanian corn enjoys high demand from EU countries. Over the reporting period Spain almost tripled purchases of Romanian corn due to the drought, which decreased its corn crop. Second largest buyer is Italy, which imported seven times more corn from Romania.



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