Wednesday, 07 December 2016 17:48
French monthly soft wheat exports outside the European Union fell to 293,000
tonnes in October, customs data showed on Wednesday, confirming a slump in
activity after a poor harvest this year. The
latest monthly volume was below the 348,000 tonnes seen in September and also
marked the smallest October exports since 2007. The
October exports took the volume since the start of the 2016/17 season on July 1
to 1.8 million tonnes, down 32 percent compared with the same period last
season, the data showed. Including
shipments within the EU, France exported 685,000 tonnes of soft wheat in
October, taking the season's volume to 3.4 million, down 31 percent from a year
another consequence of the bad harvest, France imported 192,000 tonnes of soft
wheat in October, including 131,500 tonnes from Bulgaria, taking the season's
volume to 435,000 tonnes, up 103 percent from a year earlier.
Copyright Reuters, 2016 ...