Over 56M tonnes of grain already harvested in Ukraine - agrarian ministry

Over 56M tonnes of grain already harvested in Ukraine - agrarian ministry

Ukraine’s farmers have harvested cereals and legumes off 12.2 million hectares, or 76% of the target area, while 6.3 million tonnes of grain has been threshed.

That’s according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukrinform reports.

"Harvesting of grain and legumes, which has been completed on an area of ​​12.2 million hectares, or 76% of the forecast, with a yield of 46.2 centners per hectare, continues, while 56.3 million tonnes of grain has been threshed," the statement reads.

It is noted that the largest volumes of grain were threshed in Odesa region (almost 4.5M tonnes), Kharkiv region (4.4M tonnes, and Dnipropetrovsk region (4.3M tonnes). The highest yield was seen in Khmelnytskyi region with a rate of 61.1 kg per hectare.

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In particular, corn has been threshed off an area of ​​1.7 million hectares (32% to the overall target), amounting to 11.2 million tonnes, with a yield of 63.4 c/ha. The largest area was threshed by farmers across Mykolayiv region (87% to the forecast). The highest yield of this crop was recorded in Khmelnytsky region with 110.6 c/ha.

Buckwheat harvesting has already been completed in 15 regions, while the crop has been threshed off an area of ​​78,500 hectares (94%), with a total of 106,700 tonnes already threshed (a yield of 13.6 c/ha). The highest yield was reported in Vinnytsia region (15.9 c/ha).

According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy, the harvesting of millet has already been completed. It has been threshed off 98% of the forecast area) in the amount of 179,000 tonnes, with a yield of 23.4 kg/ha.

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As Ukrinform reported earlier, 60% of food wheat, or 19.8 million tonnes, was harvested in Ukraine this year. Also, 40% of fodder was collected, which amounts to 13.2 million tonnes. Ukraine annually requires 5 million tonnes of quality wheat to cover domestic demand, while the other 14.8 tonnes can be exported.

In financial terms, it can bring the country more than $6 billion in revenue.

On July 5, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and grain market players for the 2021/2022 marketing year, and on October 19 – an Annex to the Memo defining the wheat export cap at 25.3 million tonnes.


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