Ukraine: grain infrastructure in need of developing

At the beginning of the new 2016/2017 season Ukrainian grain market faced an unusually high demand for railroad transportation. Due to falling competitiveness of road transport for grain exports, an increased load on railway network revealed problems in grain infrastructure. This once again proves the need for further development and modernization of transport and logistics…

Ukraine: peas harvests up

Peas harvesting is nearly over in Ukraine. This year in Ukraine peas acreage exceeded last year’s area by 33% and reached five-year high. And not only favorable weather during sowing contributed to this. In 2015 peas appeared to be one of the most profitable agri crops among grains and pulses, as well as more attractive…

Ukraine: corn oil output down

Despite the systematic increase in corn production volumes in Ukraine, the tendency of corn oil production mainly showed downward dynamics. According to the statistics figures, in 2015 Ukraine produced 7.97 thousand tons of the commodity, down by 35% compared with the index in 2011 (12.26 thousand tons). It should be noted that the reporting market…

Ukraine: sunflower planted area underestimated

The State Statistics Committee of Ukraine greatly surprised or even shocked the market by publishing the final data on oilseeds planted area, particularly that of sunflower – 5.9 million ha. It’s not that the market hasn’t expected such a large sunflower acreage in 2016, but on the contrary. Back in December 2015 UkrAgroConsult estimated that…

Russia: grain export volumes up in July 2016

According to territorial directorates of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), in July Russia exported 3.6 million tons of grains and by-products on the basis of issued phytosanitary certificates, up by 12% YoY. In particular, grains formed the major share of the reporting foreign supplies – 3.14 million tons (up by 8%…

Europe: corn market

Precipitation deficit at the background of excessive air temperatures in several Black Sea countries, particularly in Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, raise market operators` concerns as to the volume of Black Sea corn supply in 2016/2017. But major attention is focused on Bulgaria and Romania, due to the fact that precipitation quantity has been lower in…

Belarus: grains harvests down

As of August 9, agricultural organizations of Belarus harvested grains and pulses throughout 1.484 million ha, or 67.2% of the planned areas, down by 48.5 thousand ha YoY. The average yield totaled 3.47 t/ha, the harvested volumes – 5.146 million tons of grains, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Belarus declared. Agrarians have…