EU/UK Wheat Export Pace

Up to Jan. 20, EU-27 wheat export licences had been issued for 12.405mmt during this marketing season (July08/June09), a 250% increase from 3.537mmt as at the same time last season.

In the UK the latest available customs data only runs to the end of November. That shows 1.65mmt of UK had already been exported as of that date, with about a third of that tonnage going to Spain.

Total grain export licences in the EU-27 have been issued for 18.45mmt, compared to 9.66mmt a year ago.