Open joint meeting of Logistic committee of ЕВА and Transport working group of South Ukrainian office of ЕВА: “Infrastructure reforms 2021: challenges and expectations” will be held within the conference Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa-2021
The Project Manager of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS, FAO), Denis Drechsler will make a presentation within the grain section “Global trends and Ukrainian realities” at Grain&Maritime Days in Odessa 2021.
Speaking about the development prospects of the agricultural sector in general and the grain market in particular in 2021/22 MY we should pay attention to one of the main drivers of the market – China.
In Ukraine, the share of grain cargo transportation by rail has been decreasing in recent years. In 2020/21 MY, it will reach 50-60% out of the total volume of grain export supplies. In particular, almost 35 mln tonnes of wheat, barley and corn were exported in July-March. At the same time, the total volume of transportation of these crops by rail amounted to 20.6 mln tonnes or 60% during this period, according to Rail.Insider’s data. This figure was 52% in 2020.
In a little while, on May 26, Odessa will hold large-scale three-day event that has been gathering the participants of grain and maritime markets for 20 years – Grain&Maritime Days in Odessa 2021.
“Quarantine seasons” 2019/20 and 2020/21 brought many surprises for participants of grain market – from spontaneous trade restrictions to blocking of Suez Canal. At the same time, high global demand for grains resulted in soaring prices on both world and Black Sea markets.
Despite the difficult economic situation in the world due to the coronavirus crisis, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as one of the main economic partners of Ukraine, continues to allocate funds to support and develop Ukrainian business, including the agricultural industry.
Today Ukraine is among TOP-3 world exporters of grain, whereas before we only talked about it, declares the ex-president of UGA, Vladimir Klimenko.
For 20 years, V.Klimenko has played one of the most important roles in the formation of Ukrainian grain market.
APK-Inform forecasts the production of grains and pulses will reach 73.8 mln tonnes in Ukraine in 2021, up by 13% compared to the preceding season. Wheat crop will grow by 10% to 27.5 mln tonnes, barley crop will increase by 2% to 8 mln tonnes and corn – by 19% to 35.7 mln tonnes.
Three May days – 26-28 – in Odessa will be quite “hot”. We cannot grant warm weather, but we surely can “light up” the participants of XX International conference Grain&Maritime Days in Odessa with the bulk of currently important information about grain and maritime businesses.