Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Ukraine exports about 0.9 million tons of grain from quota of 1.2 million tons

By the end of March, Ukraine had exported around 900,000 tons of grain, with the government's quota set at 1.2 million tons, says Volodymyr Klymenko, Ukrainian Grain Association president.

In November 2007, the Government permitted export of 1.2 million tons of grain from January 1 to March 31, 2008. Starting on April 1, Ukraine abolished quotas on the export of corn, simultaneously having prolonged quotas on the export of wheat, barley and rye to April 30 without changing the size of the quotas worth 200,000 tons, 400,000 tons and 3,000 tons, respectively.

In 2007, Ukraine gathered almost 29.3 million tons of grain, which is 14.5% less than in 2006.