According to the port data, in January 2019 Romania exported 329.1 KMT of corn, which was 21% higher than in the same month of 2018 and 68% more than in January 2016/17 MY.
56% of the January 2019 corn exports were destined for EU countries with Germany, Italy and Spain as top buyers. Egypt and New Zealand were key importers among the 3rd countries, reports UkrAgroConsult.
In September-January 2018/19 Romania shipped 2486 KMT of corn via ports, which was 13% more than over the same period of 2017/18 due to higher export potential. Compared with the same period of 2016/17, exports were up 47%.
Corn exports to Germany are record high for the reporting period and 455% higher than in September-January 2017/18. Netherlands increased imports by 325%.
Lebanon and Libya are top destinations among 3rd countries this season. Turkey imports correspond last season`s record pace.
As of March 4, 2019, farmers had started planting early spring grains in five regions of Ukraine – Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kherson and Chernivts