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Ukraine to ban wheat exports

kiev / reuters / Traders expect Ukraine’s Agriculture Ministry to ban exports of wheat from Nov. 15, although the ministry is expected to stick to its promise to allow exports of five million tonnes in the current season.

It was unclear whether the Nov. 15 cut-off point would apply to the signing of export contracts or would mean an immediate halt to physical shipments of wheat.

The wheat harvest was down by a third this year because of bad weather, and grain traders, suspecting an imminent curb on exports, have been rushing to speed up shipments abroad.

“This comes as no surprise. The ban was inevitable. Everybody knew and everybody has understood,” said one major foreign trader.

The ministry issued a statement stating the high pace of wheat exports would exhaust stocks of Ukrainian wheat available for shipping abroad by Nov. 15 to 20, and it urged traders to be cautious in concluding new contracts.

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