PJSC State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine saw a 12% rise in grain export, to 1.5 million tonnes, over nine months of the 2018/2019 marketing year (MY, July-June), according to the company’s press service.
The report reads that the main crop for export was corn – 1.2 million tonnes (60% more than during the same period in the 2017/2018 MY). The key buyers were France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Bangladesh, and China. Supplies to the third countries were carried out through China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC).
The company’s press service recalled that quotas on import of corn from Ukraine to China were increased for the CCEC in 2019. The State Food and Grain Corporation confirmed its readiness to provide necessary amount of products.
The government in August 2010 decided to create the State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine. The corporation has a chain of branches, comprised of grain storage facilities, flourmills, fodder factories and a cereals factory. The 53 subdivisions of the corporation can store a total of 3.75 million tonnes of grain, which includes the grain handling capacities of Odesa and Mykolaiv ports of some 2.5 million tonnes of grain cargo per year.
The State Food and Grain Corporation saw UAH 1.5 billion in net loss in 2018 compared with UAH 1.4 billion net loss in 2017.