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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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NIKA-TERA SEA TERMINAL RAISES TRANSSHIPMENT OF GRAIN AND LEGUMINOUS CROPS BY 88%

Nika-Tera sea terminal (Mykolaiv) in the 2018/2019 marketing year (MY, July-June) handled 4.7 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, which is 88% more compared to the previous MY.
According to a report on Nika-Tera’s website, in the 2018/2019 MY the port grain transshipment items included corn (50%), wheat (34%), soybeans (8%), barley (5%), and peas (3%).
In addition, during this period, the terminal shipped 350,000 tonnes of soybeans, which is seven times more than the figure for the same period of the last marketing year.
Some 240 vessels with grain and leguminous crops were shipped for export.
During the period from July 2018 to June 2019, Nika-Tera handled 395 vessels, and the volume of transshipment amounted to 7.25 million tonnes of cargo.
As reported, in 2018 Nika-Tera seaport handled 335 vessels, transshipping 5.84 million tonnes of freight, which is 40% more than in 2017.
Nika-Tera is a modern highly mechanized marine terminal, part of Group DF’s port business.

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UKRAINE THRESHES 1.1 MLN TONNES OF EARLY GRAIN AND LEGUMINOUS CROPS AS OF JUNE 22

Ukraine as of June 22, 2018 threshed 1.1 million tonnes of early grain and leguminous crops from 349,000 ha, the press service of the Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry of Ukraine has reported.
The press service said that average yield is 31.6 centners per ha.
A total of 211,000 tonnes of winter wheat was harvested from 73,000 ha with the average yield of 29.1 centners per ha, some 877,000 tonnes of winter barley from 269,000 ha with the average yield of 32.6 centners per ha.
Harvesting of winter rapeseeds continues: 62,000 tonnes from 36,500 ha with the average yield of 17 centners per ha.
Some 13,000 tonnes of peas were harvested from 7,000 ha with the average yield of 17.9 centners per ha.

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