According to the statistics figures, in July 2017 Ukraine produced nearly 26 thsd tonnes of groats products, a decrease of 5% compared with the same period last season. At the same time, the major types of groats demonstrated a significant growth in production volumes.
In particular, in July Ukraine produced nearly 318 tonnes of oat groats, up 4.6 times compared with July 2016 (69 tonnes). Also, the production of buckwheat groats increased in 1.4 times, and reached 3.9 thsd tonnes, against 1.6 thsd tonnes. The production of millet groats increased by 74%, to 1.1 thsd tonnes, while in July 2016 the figures totaled 608 tonnes.
The current trends developed due to increased production rates in the raw materials segment, as well as changes in consumer preferences, which can stimulate the further development of the groats industry.
You can receive more detailed information about development of the industry of grain processing in Ukraine within frames of the III international conference "Grain Processors Forum - 2017. Production. Exports. Innovations", to be held on September 28-29, in Odessa, Ukraine.