It seems that Romania is ambitious to regain Europe’s granary. The country exported in the first nine months of this year 6.67 million tons of wheat, corn and barley, an increase of 20.6 percent comparing to the same period in 2013, when there were delivered 5.53 million tons of such products to foreign markets, according to a comparative analysis of agrifoodstuffs trade, during January 1 – September 30, 2014 period, Agerpres informs.
Total revenues from wheat, corn and barley exports exceeded EUR 1.362 billion, meaning more than a third (35 percent) of the total amount achieved over the same period of agricultural products exports – over EUR 3.9 billion.
Compared to the same period in 2013, the revenues from wheat, corn and barley exports were EUR 1.244 billion, with an almost similar percentage, 35.4 percent of the total export value of EUR 3.5 billion.
According to Ministry of Agriculture statistics, from the quantity of grain delivered on foreign markets (EU and third countries), wheat accounted 4 million tons, corn – 1.493 million tons and barley – 1.177 million tons. From wheat exports were obtained EUR 773.7 million, corn – EUR 394.2 million and barley – EUR 194.4 million.
Romania exported, in the first nine months of this year, agrifoodstuffs of almost EUR 4 billion – a record of the past 20 years – while commercial surplus exceeded EUR 349 million at the end of September.