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Polish analyst: Claims that Polish ports are “flooded” with Ukrainian grain are not true

Published Mar 19, 2024

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Contrary to reports of Polish ports being overwhelmed with Ukrainian grain, Polish analyst Mirosław Marciniak has clarified that grain transshipment in these ports has actually decreased significantly over the past two months, with only 60% of capacities being utilized. He also anticipates a further decrease in the transit of Ukrainian grain through Poland as Ukraine is expected to increase grain shipment through its Black Sea ports.
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In recent days, information has appeared in the public space that national ports are overcrowded with Ukrainian grain (in transit), which is why Polish farmers are having problems selling grain. Polish analyst Mirosław Marciniak said that this information was false. According to him, after a very successful first part of the season (July-December 2023), the last two months brought a significant decrease in grain transshipment in Polish ports. Both in January and February, the transshipment capacities were utilized by only 60% (exports amounted to 534 thsd tonnes and 566 thsd tonnes). First and foremost, there was a significant decline in wheat exports. According to Ukrainian data, in the first two months of this year, 515 thousand tons of grains and oilseeds crossed the Polish border. Of this amount, only 24.3 thousand tons were delivered to Polish recipients (23.3 thousand tons of soybeans and 723 tons of barley). The largest recipients of Ukrainian grains and oilseeds that ...
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