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Agriculture Ministry: Price of Ukrainian grain 1-3% up over week

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Aug. 13, 2012, 4:45 p.m. | Business — by Interfax-Ukraine

Ukraine has completed harvesting early grains and leguminous crops, threshing 25.18 million tonnes, which is 23.1% down from last year.
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The average price for some crops in Ukraine from August 3 to August 9, 2012 increased by 1-3% compared to the previous week.

According to the Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine, the average price of the third class wheat over the week grew by 3% and as of August 9 was UAH 1,922 per tonne. The price of the fourth grade wheat was up by 2%, to UAH 1,792 per tonne, that of the sixth grade wheat - 3% up, to UAH 1,781 per tonne.

In addition, the ministry noted the increase in the price of the third grade barley by 1%, to UAH 1,885 per tonne and that of corn to UAH 1,716 per tonne.

At the same time, the average price of rye as of August 9 had decreased by 1% compared to the previous week, to UAH 1,673 per tonne.

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