Ukraine harvests 44.5 million tonnes of grain


October 15, 2013

Ukrainian farms harvested 44.5 million tonnes of grain in bunker weight as of October 14 or 16.5 percent more than on the same date in 2012, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The grain yield averaged 3.47 tonnes per hectares versus 2.92 tonnes last year, the ministry said in a statement. Ukraine’s government has said favourable weather could allow farmers to harvest all-time-high grain crop of about 60 million tonnes this year.

The harvest totalled 46.2 million tonnes in 2012. According to the ministry data, 2.0 million hectares of maize, or 41 percent of the sown area, were harvested as of October 14. Farms harvested 11.4 million tonnes of the commodity. The former Soviet republic plans to harvest 26-29 million tonnes of maize this year compared with 20.9 million tonnes in 2012. Courtesy: Reuters

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