Ukraine corn exports up 20 percent in December

Total grain shipments reached 2.4 million metric tons

Ukraine’s corn exports increased 20 percent in December 2012 over November 2012 numbers, to 2 million metric tons, according to the country’s Agriculture Ministry. 

Total grain shipments in December were 2.4 million metric tons, and grain exports totaled 14.5 metric million tons for the marketing year begun July 1, 2012. Corn accounted for 6.3 million metric tons of those shipments, according to the ministry. Wheat accounted for 5.9 million metric tons, while barley accounted for 1.8 million metric tons.