As of November 25, Ukraine produced 56 mln tonnes of grains




As of November 25, 2011, Ukraine produced 56 mln tonnes of grains, an increase of 35.3% compared to the same date in 2010 (41.4 mln tonnes), reported the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.

According to the announcement, agrarians harvested grains and leguminous crops throughout the areas of 15.1 mln ha, or 98% of the forecast. The average yield of these crops in the country totaled 37.2 c/ha against 28.4 c/ha last year. Agrarians still continue realizing harvesting campaigns of maize for grain, soybean and sugar beet.

In particular, agrarians harvested 20.4 mln tonnes of maize throughout 3.3 mln ha (92% of the forecast). The average yield totaled 61.9 c/ha, as opposed to 45.9 c/ha in 2010.

Ukraine also produced 2.2 mln tonnes of soybean throughout the areas of 1.1 mln ha (99%). The average yield totaled 20.3 c/ha, as opposed to 16.1 c/ha in 2010.