Hungarian animal feed companies turn to Ukraine for corn despite shortage

MTI – Econews

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 1:25 p.m.

Hungarian feed and manufacturing companies are buying corn from Ukraine amid local shortages caused by summer drought, State Secretary Zsolt Feldman told a conference, the ministry said on Wednesday. of Agriculture in a press release.

With 40% of the harvest complete, Hungary’s maize harvest is expected to be around 3 million tonnes this year, well below the 6-8 million tonnes of previous years, Feldman told the Hungrail rail conference. .

He noted that the rail freight volume of grain transported from Ukraine to Hungary averaged 120,000 tons in recent months.

This volume, which includes cereals destined for other countries as well as imports for Hungary, reached 179,000 tons in September, he added.


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