The European Commissioner for Agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski has mentioned that exporting 4 million tonnes of grain per thirty days from Ukraine is “attainable”, even with the Black Sea closed.
Commissioner Wojciechowski mentioned that Ukraine has 49 million tonnes of grain for export this 12 months.
The Black Sea Grain Initiative got here to an finish final month, and the primary vessel for the reason that closure left the port of Odesa on Wednesday, August 16.
It moved alongside a “momentary hall” established for civilian vessels to and from Black Sea ports.
In response to analytical company, the APK-Inform consultancy, Ukraine within the first half of August exported 820,000MT of grain by way of its ports on the Danube River, which is presently its important export route.
As well as, one other 75,000t of grains and oilseeds have been exported from Ukraine by street transport throughout this era.
The company said: “It must be famous the steady demand for dump vehicles within the path of Germany and Romania for the export of rapeseed, which led to the expansion of charges week-on-week. In different instructions, the demand isn’t too vital amid low buying and selling exercise.”
Ukraine buying and selling figures
Forecasted figures for grain exports for the rest of 2023, persevering with into 2024 are a lot decrease than different years, in keeping with Commissioner Wojciechowski.
He outlined figures for the exports of cereals and oilseeds mixed for 2021/2022, which totalled 63 million tonnes.
An estimation for 2022/2023 exhibits a drop in these figures to 61.1 million tonnes.
The forecast for 2023/2024 present an additional drop to 49.1 million tonnes.
Commissioner Wojciechowski additionally supplied figures for agri-food imports from the EU to Ukraine from Might to June 2023, in tonnes:
- Beef: 0;
- Pork: 0;
- Poultry: 32,430;
- Eggs: 12,778;
- Wheat: 854,913;
- Barley: 49,019;
- Maize: 1,848,204;
- Milk, cream, yoghurts: 145;
- Butter: 76;
- Milk powder: 3,513;
- Honey: 8,551;
- Sugar: 95,426.
Commissioner Wojciechowski mentioned the choice possibility of exporting by the Baltic ports is “distant, costly and unprofitable”.
He added that he’s in assist of “surcharges for transit to ports”.
The European Fee confirmed that for the reason that starting of solidarity lanes (SL) in Might 2022, Ukraine exported 72.8MT of grain, together with 44.4MT by SL and 31.9MT by the Black Sea Grain Initiative.
The fee said that the common export was 5.1MT/month.
It added that in keeping with UA authorities, in July 2023 round 70% of grain was exported by the Danube hall, with the rest being transported by way of rail and street.