Farmers have updated the record grain harvest

Аграрии обновили рекорд по сбору зерновых

Ukrainian farmers harvested 69.3 million tons of grain

Farmers have exceeded the most courageous forecasts of grain harvest in 2018. The previous record of 66 million tons was exceeded by 3.3 mln tonnes, declared the Ministry of agrarian policy.

Ukrainian farmers harvested 69.3 million tons of grain from the area of 14.6 million hectares, or 99% of the forecast, with a yield of 47.4 t/ha. reported the press service of the Ministry of agrarian policy and food on Wednesday, December 5.

In particular, early grain and leguminous harvested 34.3 million tons with an area of 9.9 million hectares with a yield of 34.8 q/ha. of Maize collected 34.1 million tons with an area of 4.4 million hectares, or 97% of the forecast, with a yield of 77 kg/ha, and buckwheat – 136 thousand tons with an area of 108 thousand hectares, or 99% of the forecast, with a yield of 12.6 t/ha.

In addition, sunflower harvested 13.8 million tons with the area of 6 million hectares (99,8%) with a yield of 22.8 centners per ha; soy – 4.4 million tons from the area of 1.7 mln ha (99%) with a yield of 25.8 C/ha; rapeseed – 2.7 million tonnes from an area of 1 million hectares with a yield of 26.1 centners/ha.

We will remind, earlier the first Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Maxim Martyniuk said that the country is expected to the second reconnecti the grain harvest.

“The rains we have very good performance in corn. And today is ready to articulate a bold forecast that the gross grain harvest we will have 64 million tonnes. This is the second result in history after the play the year before to a record 66 million tons,” he said.

In the second decade of November it became clear that Ukraine set a new record.

“Given enough favorable weather conditions for late spring crops, our careful projections of a record harvest for all history of Ukraine’s independence begin to come true. At the moment when the harvesting is still ongoing, have more than 66 million tons, which already exceeds the previous highest figure of 2016”, – commented on the changing results of the Deputy Minister.

Grain exports is projected at 42.5 million tons, however, according to Martyniuk, it largely depends on the ability of Railways to quickly resolve logistical problems and ensure the smooth delivery of grain to ports.

“If the railroad can handle the export, foreign exchange revenues in the segment of agriculture will be ensured,” he stressed.

The Ministry recalled that, to maintain a balance in the domestic market Ministry of agriculture signed with the participants of the grain market, a Memorandum of understanding to 2018/2019 marketing year. The document recorded the volume of projected exports of wheat classes at 8 million tonnes and 8 million tonnes of forage. The needs of the domestic market in bread-grain is 4.5 million tons.

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