Ukraine's gross grain yield in 2016 exceeds previous year's record by 4 mln tonnes

In 2016, Ukraine's wheat and millet production output decreased, but the country's gross grain yield was 4 million tonnes higher in contrast to the previous year's record.

The Ukrainian Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry has stated this in a briefing note on Ukraine's gross grain yield, which is available to Ukrinform.

According to the data from regions, the production output of grain, grain and legume crops in standard weight is expected to be 4.0 million tonnes higher than that recorded in 2015 with an average yield of 44.8 quintals per hectare (3.7 quintals per hectare higher than that recorded in 2015).

In particular, Ukraine produced 26.1 million tonnes of wheat (435 thousand tonnes less in contrast to last year), 189.1 thousand tonnes of millet (24.2 thousand tonnes less), 26.1 million tonnes of corn (2.8 million tonnes more), 9.5 million tonnes of barley (1.2 million tonnes more), 395 thousand tonnes of rye (4 thousand tonnes more), 510.1 thousand tonnes of oats (21.6 thousand tonnes more), 183.3 thousand tonnes of buckwheat (55.2 thousand tonnes more), 68.9 thousand tonnes of rice (6.4 thousand tonnes more) in 2016.


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