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UK wheat imports slow in December, lag last year's pace

LONDON, Feb 13 (Reuters) -

* British wheat exports slowed in December and are running
well
behind last season's pace, according to customs data.

* Exports for the month totalled 24,566 tonnes, down from
the
prior month's 53,539 tonnes.

* Cumulative exports for the season, which started on July
1,
2017, totalled 272,479 tonnes, sharply down from 1.07 million
tonnes during the same period a year earlier.

* Wheat imports during December totalled 116,120 tonnes,
down from
the prior month's 161,027 tonnes.

* Cumulative imports of 856,994 tonnes were slightly up from
840,094 tonnes in the same period last year.
(Reporting by Nigel Hunt. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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