Ukraine harvested over 42 mln tonnes of grains — Ministry of Agrarian Policy




As of September 20, all categories of agricultural households in Ukraine already harvested 42.4 mln tonnes of grains and pulses throughout the areas of 10.6 mln ha, or 69% of the forecast. The average yield totaled 4 t/ha, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

In particular, agrarians harvested 2.7 mln tonnes of corn throughout 452 thsd ha (9%), 65 thsd tonnes of buckwheat throughout 48 thsd ha (71%), and 131 thsd tonnes of millet throughout 71 thsd ha (79%).

Also, agrarians harvested 7.5 mln tonnes of sunflower seed throughout the areas of 3.4 mln ha (58%), with the yield of 2.21 t/ha. At the same time, the production of soybeans reached 1.5 mln tonnes, with the yield of 2.29 t/ha, and the areas of 675 thsd ha (43%).

As of the reporting date, Ukraine started harvesting sugar beet, which areas already totaled 17 thsd ha or 8% of the forecast. The production volumes reached 791 thsd tonnes, with the yield of 45.43 t/ha.

In addition, as of the reporting date Ukraine planted winter grains throughout the areas of 1.6 mln ha, or 22% of the forecast. In particular, the areas under winter wheat totaled 1.5 mln ha (24% of the forecast), winter rye — 52 thsd ha (42%), and winter barley — 61 thsd ha (7%).

Also, the planted areas under winter rapeseed reached 984 thsd ha, or 92% of the forecast.