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Ukraine's export of wheat drops first time in five years

The geography of wheat export didn't change over the years: Saudi Arabia purchases the majority
11:45, 11 September 2018

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For the first time in five years, wheat export declined in the 2017-2018 season by 9,6% compared with the previous season, as the press office of UkrAgroConsult reports.

“In particular, wheat export, which tended to grow within the past six years, decreased by 2% from the record level in 2016/17,” the message says.

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The geography of wheat export didn't change over the years: Saudi Arabia purchases the majority. Summarizing the results of the season, the purchasing level remained the same as it was in 2017.

Speaking of corn, in the 2017-2018 marketing year, Ukraine couldn’t implement its export potential in full because of the competition with the South American supply.

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Earlier, it was reported that the tariffs for wheat transportation on the railways in Ukraine is higher than in Europe.

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