Ukrainian grain crop 13% higher in 2018

In 2018, the Ukrainian agriproducers reported a 70.1 mln t harvest of grain and leguminous crops which is 13% higher than the previous year's indicator of 62 mln t.

The Agrarian Ministry reported the following yields:

  • corn — 35.5 mln t;
  • wheat — 24.5 mln t;
  • barley — 7.3 mln t;
  • rye — 0.41 mln t;
  • buckwheat — 0.13 mln t.

Sunflower yielded 13.7 mln t, soybean — 4.4 mln t, rapeseed — 2.6 mln t, and sugar beet — 13 mln t.

The leaders in grain production are:

  • Poltava region — 6.4 mln t;
  • Vinnytsya — 6.1 mln t;
  • Cherkasy — 4.8 mln t.

The highest productivity of grain and leguminous crops is recorded in the following regions:

  • Cherkasy — 7.28 t/ha;
  • Khmelnytsky — 7.16 t/ha;
  • Vinnytsya — 7.13 t/ha.

As reported earlier, in the first quarter of 2018/19, the Ukrainian grain exports showed a decline compared to the previous season. In October and November, there was a sharp increase in shipments against the background of the active supply of the new crop into the corn market.

The new infographic guide Agribusiness of Ukraine 2017/18 is available by the link.

Crop production in Ukraine (click for full resolution)

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