Grain & Maritime news




In 2018, Ukraine to decline the production of grains and pulses by 1% – Institute of Agrarian Economics

In 2018, the general harvest of grains and pulses in Ukraine will reach 61.7 mln tonnes, a decrease of 0.8% compared with last year volumes (62.2 mln tonnes), declared the Director of the National Scientific Center “Institute of Agrarian Economics”, Academician of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences (NAAS), Yuri Lupenko on February 19.

Due to the expected decline of wheat yield figures to 3.88 t/ha, which will fail to compensate for a slight increasing of the planted areas (up 1.7%), the harvest volumes of wheat will decrease by 6.3% compared with last year – to 25 mln tonnes, he said.

Scientists of the Institute of Agrarian Economics forecasted that the production of grains will increase by 6.8% – to 33.2 mln tonnes. In particular, the production of millet will increase in almost 1.5 times – to 137 thsd tonnes, and corn production – up 9.3%, to 26.3 mln tonnes. But the production of buckwheat will remain almost at the last year level (down 0.6%), and total 209.3 thsd tonnes. Also, the reduction of harvested areas and yield figures will decrease rye production by 20.7% – to 375 thsd tonnes.

At the same time, in the current year Ukraine will decrease peas production to 886.7 thsd tonnes (down 14%), oats – to 457.8 thsd tonnes (down 6.9%), and rice – to 61.7 thsd tonnes (down 16.1%).

You can become acquainted with series of presentations by the leading experts and analysts on development of both Ukrainian and global grain market, by visiting the XVII international conference Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa. 


In the first quarter 2017/18 MY, Ukraine increased corn supplies to China

According to APK-Inform estimations, in October-December period of the current MY Ukraine exported more than 725 thsd tonnes of corn to China, an increase of 3.6 times compared with the same period of 2016/17 MY (201 thsd tonnes).

The growth of corn supplies from Ukraine developed in terms of a slight increasing of the import forecast to China in 2017/18 MY, which the USDA recently estimated at 3 mln tonnes, up 21% compared with the imports in 2016/17 MY (2.5 mln tonnes). Thus, for 3 months of the current season Ukraine provided over 24% of the Chinese demand for imported corn. Last season, Ukraine supplied 61% of all batches of corn imported to China. In terms of keeping of the current trend, in 2017/18 MY the general shipments of Ukrainian corn to the country will reach 2 mln tonnes. At the same time, it should be noted that China continues its policy of gradual deliverance from corn stocks in the country, which have a significant pressure on the market.

You can receive more detailed information about recent trends of the grain market of China and development prospects of trade between Ukraine and China within frames of the XVII international conference Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa, which takes place in Odessa, on May 24-26, from the report of the Deputy General Director at the Center for International Agricultural Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Fengying Nie.

Fengying Nie
Deputy Director General,




SGS Ukraine is Grain & Maritime days in Odessa-2018 exclusive sponsor

Foreign enterprise SGS UKRAINE, representative of SGS International Group (founded in 1878 in France) became an exclusive sponsor of Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa 2018.

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Today SGS Group is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

For over 140 years, SGS renders services for clients, aimed at monitoring quantity and quality of goods and compliance with all the applicable law requirements of various markets.

SGS Ukraine is engaged in testing aimed at risk mitigation, time saving for the product entry into the market, checking product quality, safety and functional specifications. SGS Ukraine core services can be divided into four categories:

  1. Inspection.  Product quantity and quality checking for the whole production and sale cycle.
  2. Laboratory testing. Checking compliance of the product specifications with national, international, industrial and other standards, at the customer’s territory or nearby. SGS Ukraine Testing Center is the only laboratory in Ukraine certified according to the State Standard ISO 17025 UNBA (ILAC). Apart from standard physical and chemical tests, it is engaged in the environmental safety testing (e.g. detecting the residual content of pesticides, heavy metals, toxins, GMO, dioxins), microbiologic research and fixing the agricultural product phytosanitary values.
  3. Certification. Certification of product, service and system compliance with standards prescribed by governments, standardization bodies of SGS clients.
  4. Fumigation. Our main advantage is use of global top manufacturers’ products, proper equipment and qualified personnel, in order to facilitate processing quality and to mitigate the risk of obstacles during the product import in the destination country. We use only registered products, permitted for use in EU.

Special attention should be drawn to SGS Ukraine Agroindustrial Complex Department. Every year SGS inspects millions tons of various agricultural cargos, renders a wide range of services in accordance with industrial requirements, including integrated sets of services specially for the client’s individual demands. SGS practice is based on regular expansion of skills and experience, in order to act both as qualified consultant and reliable business partner, being able to assess and to mitigate its clients’ possible risks. SGS inspectorate performs a large scope of tasks, apart from traditional surveillance and control. Due to growth of the clients’ demands and the necessity in complex services, SGS Ukraine is always ready to propose the ultimate products aimed at risk mitigation and supply chain improvement.

Join the conference Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa to study the company’s operation in details, to ask the questions of concern and to listen to the SGS experts’ report on Black Sea grain quality.


The dates are fixed! The seventeenth international conference Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa will be held on May 24-26

The XVII international conference Grain & Maritime Days in Odessa to be held on May 24-26, 2018. APK-Inform Agency and International law firm Interlegal are the conference organizers. The companies Nortrop, Dealex, Remedy, NTP became Partners of the event. SGS is the Exclusive Sponsor of the conference.

Traditionally, for three days in Odessa Grain & Maritime Days will consolidate together representatives of the grain and marine businesses from 30 countries.

On May 24-25 during the business part of the agenda, the leading global experts and analysts will make their reports, which cover the most topical issues of the grain market, storage, transshipment and international transportation of agricultural products.

The annual Shipping Dinner in Odessa still remains the integral part of the event, which allows to participants to strengthen their established business relationships and form new ones in hospitality circumstances.

For several years in a row, the football tournament Odessa Shipping Cup will become the excellent ending of the conference.

Grain & Maritime Days is a unique chance to receive not only relevant information, communicate with partners and competitors, but also get a plenty of positive emotions!





Organizing committee

Elena Cherednichenko
Conference general details, program and promo
+380 562 320795 (ext.200)

Irina Ozip
Conference general details, advertisement and promo
+380 562 320795 (ext.120)

Alla Agbash
Odessa Shipping Dinner Registration & Promo
+380 48 7037510