Monday, 23 February 2015

Ukraine grains influence world market price

According to latest USDA estimates world grain production for 2014/15 MY will total 1.98bmt
including 63.8mmt or 3.1% from Ukraine.

Now the interesting thing here is Ukraine produces more than is required for domestic consumption so much so that its share of the world market of grains is quite significant.

According to APK-Inform estimates Ukraine could in the current marketing year’s export in excess of 34mmt or 54% of its production or 10.1% of world grain exports.

It’s this last figure that demonstrates the scale of influence Ukraine grain production has on the world market and bearing in mind this is very likely to be down for H15 it might just bring some welcome relief to grain farmers the world over.