Ministry for Development of Economy cut corn crop forecast by 2 mln tonnes




The Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine expects Ukraine to harvest 33 mln tonnes of corn and 14 mln tonnes of sunflower seed in 2020, declared the Deputy Minister for Development of Economy, Taras Vysotskyi on September 1.

“We continue to observe the abnormally high temperatures and drought. As the result, the yield of corn is declining significantly. Currently, we expect the corn crop at 33 mln tonnes and overall grain output at 68 mln tonnes. Sunflower seed production will reach 14 mln tonnes”, - he said.

Previously, the Ministry forecasted the grain production at 70 mln tonnes in Ukraine in 2020, including 35 mln tonnes of corn.