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UKRAINE HARVESTS 21.6 MLN TONNES OF EARLY GRAINS AND LEGUMINOUS CROPS FROM 63% OF AREA

Ukraine as of July 19, 2019 had threshed early grains and leguminous crops on an area of 6.1 million hectares (63% of the forecast), harvesting 21.6 million tonnes of grain, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine has reported.
According to its data, farmers harvested 15.4 million tonnes of wheat from an area of 4.1 million hectares (63% of the forecast), 5.6 million tonnes of barley from 1.7 million hectares (69% of the forecast), 537,000 tonnes of peas from an area of 237,000 hectares (84% of the forecast).
In addition, farmers harvested 32,000 tonnes of rye from 12,000 hectares (10% of the forecast) and 12,000 tonnes of oats from 5,000 hectares (3%).
Farmers continue harvesting winter rapeseeds, having threshed 2.4 million tonnes from an area of 1 million hectares (79% of the forecast).
As reported, the ministry predicts the increase in the grain yield in 2019 under favorable conditions to 70.8 million tonnes against 70.1 million tonnes in 2018.
The USDA estimates grain harvest in Ukraine this year at 72.6 million tonnes, exports at 51.4 million tonnes.

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UKRAINE THRESHES EARLY GRAINS FROM 91% OF AREAS BY AUG 8

Ukraine as of August 8 had threshed 30.7 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops from 8.9 million hectares (91% of the forecast for these crops) with the yield being 34.3 centners per ha. According to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, farmers harvested 22.8 million tonnes of winter wheat from 6.1 million hectares (95% of the forecast) with the yield of 37.4 centners/ha, 285,000 tonnes of spring wheat from 87,000 hectares (44%) with a yield of 32.9 centners/ha, 3 million tonnes of winter barley from 865,000 hectares (99%) with the yield being 35 centners per ha, 3.4 million tonnes of spring barley from 1.3 million hectares (82%) with a yield of 25.5 centners/ha, and 737,000 tonnes of peas from 406,000 hectares (94%) with a yield of 18.1 centners/ha.
The country also harvested 278,000 tonnes of rye from 107,000 hectares (72%) with a yield of 26.1 centners/ha and 151,000 tonnes of oats from 68,000 hectares (34%) with a yield of 22.3 centners/ha.
In addition, farmers threshed 2.5 million tonnes of winter rapeseeds from 965,000 hectares (99%) with a yield of 26.2 centners per ha and 45,000 tonnes of spring rapeseeds from 22,000 hectares (34%) with the yield standing at 20.6 centners/ha.

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