Ukraine. Barley and wheat yields lower than last year

27.06.2018

As of June 25, harvesting was already in progress in most of the Steppe zone of Ukraine. The average yields there are lower than last year; the harvest areas are comparable with 2017. On average, winter barley and winter wheat yields are down 3% and 5%, respectively. For now, only Odesa region shows higher yields against last year. It partially offsets the more significant decline in the average grain yields in the Steppe, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The first yield figures for spring barley in the south of the country are also noticeably lower than in 2017. Droughty weather conditions slashed grain yield potential in South Ukraine. The situation in the west and north of the country is not so adverse. The average grain yields in Ukraine may somewhat improve once large-scale harvesting advances into these regions. 

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, June 25, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Threshed,
Th ha

%

Harvested, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Early grains and pulses

9572

559

20

5.8

1716

65

3.07

3.22

Winter wheat

6278

185

2

3.0

552

4

2.98

2.72

Barley

2352

355

18

15.1

1135

60

3.20

3.27

Peas

423

19

0.2

4.4

29

0.4

1.56

2.47

Harvest of winter rapeseed in Ukraine is gathering pace. According to the Ag Ministry, apart from the Steppe zone (Zaporizhia, Odesa, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk regions), this work has already begun in the Forest-Steppe zone: farmers in Vinnytsia region have harvested the first parcels of this crop.

As of June 25, 2018, growers have brought in 130.4 KMT of winter rapeseed from 74.8 Th ha (8% of this year’s forecast harvest area of 983 Th ha) with an average yield of 1.74 MT/ha.

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

 

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