Ukraine: palm oil imports up in May 2016

In May Ukraine imported 11.8 KMT of palm oil against 7.7 KMT in May 2015. Slight reduction in this product imports was observed for the second consecutive month. In April Ukraine imported 14 KMT, and in March – 15.8 KMT. This reduction didn’t have a great impact on the season’s results. During the first nine…

Ukraine: barley exports down in May 2016

In May Ukraine exported 111.9 KMT of barley compared with 111.15 KMT in May 2015. During July-May of season 2015/16 Ukraine exported 4308.6 KMT of barley, down by 3% YoY (4440.2 KMT). Market operators estimate that additional 50 KMT of barley were exported in June, while in June 2015 barley exports totaled only 3.12 KMT.…

Ukraine: oil crops conditions are good

Hot weather and irregular rains accompanied by hail and thunderstorms in some regions were observed during last ten days of June. In some districts of the southern and central regions, where rains were the most intense, the daily maximum precipitation amount was sometimes higher than two-week norm. The average daily air temperature was 20-28 C…

Russia: palm oil imports to set a new record

In May palm oil purchases by Russian companies decreased to 55 KMT compared with the previous month (60.6 KMT in April). At the same time imports increased by 12.4 KMT compared to 42.6 KMT in May 2015. During nine months of the season 2015/2016 (September-May), palm imports to Russian Federation reached 708.4 KMT. It’s safe…

Russia: 9 million tons of grain harvested

As of July 7, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grain and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the areas of 2.2 million ha (1.4 million ha in 2015), and produced 9.6 million tons of grain, with the average yield of 4.33 t/ha (5.3 million tons with the yield of 3.81 t/ha in 2015), the Ministry of…