Bulgaria. Corn yield up 13.4% from last year


According to current information of Bulgaria’s Ag Ministry, corn was harvested from 315.4 Th ha by October 5 (75% of the planned 418.2 Th ha). Its crop amounted to 1846.6 KMT with an average yield of 5.85 MT/ha that is up 13.4% year-on-year. The harvest progress lags 3.5% behind last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

As a reminder, UkrAgroConsult forecasts this year’s corn crop in Bulgaria at some 2.4 MMT against 2.1 MMT in 2016. So, it is to be at a three-year high, but far below the volumes of 2013-2014, when 2.7-3 MMT was annually harvested in the country.

Farmers have started sowing winter cereals almost all across Bulgaria. This work is progressing ahead of last year. As of the reporting date, winter wheat in Bulgaria was planted on 228.8 Th ha (up 2.2% from last year), winter barley on some 31.7 Th ha (up 19.8%) and rye on 3.4 Th ha (up 581.4%).

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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