Agrarian Ministry affirmed bumper harvest 2018 officially

According to the State Statistics Service report published on March 25, 2019, Ukraine produced a bumper harvest of 70.06 million tons of grain with a yield of 4.7 tons/ha. This was informed by Volodymyr Topchiy, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

“In 2018, the all-time high bulk yield of corn, soybean, sunflower and sugar beet yields was harvested. These results made for fully meeting the domestic needs and food security of the state, as well as to creating a powerful potential for the export of agricultural products to foreign markets in 2018/19,” Volodymyr Topchiy noted.

In the year 2018, Ukrainian agrarians produced the following volumes of crops:

  • wheat — 24.6 mln t (with a yield of 3.73 t/ha);
  • corn — 35.8 mln t (7.84 t/ha);
  • soybean — 4.5 mln t (2.58 t/ha);
  • sunflower — 14.2 mln t (2.3 t/ha).

Sugar beet yielded 50.8 t/ha.

As previously reported, Egypt would resume the method of payment under contracts for the supply of grain within 180 days and abandon the norm of immediate payment after contract signing.

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