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Morning round-up, Monday November 18


* Ukraine’s APK-Inform said on Monday that the country has shipped 893,000 tonnes of sunflower oil from sea ports so far for the 2019-20 season.


This is up 22% from the 729,000 tonnes exported during the same period last year.


The country exported a total of 6.063m tonnes of sunoil for the 2018-19 season.




* APK-Inform also reported that the country’s grain exports from sea ports jumped to 1.315m tonnes for the week November 9-15.


This is up from 930,000 tonnes a week earlier.


Wheat exports for the period were at 476,000 tonnes and corn at 789,000 tonnes.


Grain exports reached 22.1m tonnes so far for the 2019-20 season, up from last season’s 13.4m tonnes for the same period.




* South Korea’s state-run Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp said the country has bought 25,000 tonnes of non-GMO yellow soybeans.


The purchases were made through tenders that closed on 11 November and are expected for delivery between December 2020 and June 2021.



*China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has urged nine regional governments in the country to speed up efforts to increase pig breeding numbers.


The ministry said in a statement that recovery was vital for stabilizing pork prices and that local authorities needed to work towards boosting supplies by Lunar New Year in late January.




* Egypt’s Supply Minister Ali Moselhy said on Sunday that the country has enough reserves of wheat to last for about five months.


He added that the country’s sugar reserves should cover at least 5.8months of consumption.


Vegetable oil reserves were enough for 3.4 months and rice for three months.

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