Over the first six months of 2017/18 Romania increased corn exports to 2.3MMT (+25% y/y), which is almost in line with total exports of last season, reports UkrAgroConsult. February exports were 27% lower than in February 2017.
Spain continues to remain the largest importer of Romanian corn this season. Over September-February 2017/18 Spanish imports of corn reached 816 KMT (286.3 over the whole last season). Last season Egypt was number one on that list, but over the reporting period the country was not among the importers of Romanian corn due to strong competition with Russia.
Second largest buyer is Italy, which imported seven times more corn from Romania. Turkish interest to Romanian corn remains fair – 161.2 KMT (16.3 KMT over the whole last season). Higher import activity is seen from Lebanon and Portugal.
Ukraine exported roughly 18.7 KMT of rye in the first eight months of the current season (July-February) that is already 74% higher than last season’s total, reports UkrAgroConsult.