Belarus to harvest less corn


According to current information of the Ag Ministry, corn was harvested from 24.8 Th ha by October 12 (19.1% of the plan). Its crop amounted to 190.1 KMT with an average yield of 7.68 MT/ha. The harvest lags far behind last year.

At the same time in 2016, corn was harvested from 44.5 Th ha (25.1%) with a crop of 352.3 KMT and an average yield of 7.91 MT/ha.

Noteworthy is that corn planted acreage in Belarus are 27% smaller than last year (130 Th ha against 177 Th ha, respectively). Along with the drop in yields, this will lead to lower corn production in Belarus and its higher need for imports, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Please note that Ukraine annually supplies corn to Belarus, roughly 15 KMT a season over the recent years. Ukrainian corn exports to Belarus averaged 70 KMT a year in 2010-2015 and some 150-250 KMT a year before 2010.

More information on crop conditions and progress of harvesting/planting campaign in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain & Oil" by UkrAgroConsult.



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