According to APK-Inform, overall production of main niche grain crops (oats, buckwheat, rye) will exceed 1 mln tonnes in 2020, up 21% compared to the preceding season (0.84 mln tonnes), declared thw Head of the Business project unit at APK-Inform, Andriy Kupchenko.
“Higher production will be based on wider planted area under the crops. According to the preliminary estimate, planted area under rye was increased by 19% to 138 thsd ha, under oats - by 10% to 200 thsd ha, under buckwheat - by 14% to 79 thsd ha”, - the analyst said.
A.Kupchenko added that the deficit of buckwheat would retain on the Ukrainian market despite higher production. Thus, the import of buckwheat will reach 30 thsd tonnes in 2020/21 MY, up 20% compared to the previous season (25 thsd tonnes).