Ukraine. Buckwheat and millet plantings end up may smaller than projected

07.06.2018

Planting of spring cereals and pulses in Ukraine is drawing to a close. That of early crops is actually over. This year, farmers sowed less spring barley, wheat and oats than projected. Only the pea sowing plan is fulfilled. In addition, a substantial delay is seen in sowing of late spring niche crops such as buckwheat and millet. Its pace has slowed down substantially over recent years, therefore there is a risk of ending up with much smaller planted areas of these crops for the 2018 harvest than projected.

 

According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, 5660.7 Th ha had been seeded to sunflower by June 1, 2018, or 102% of the projected 5559.5 Th ha (official data). Seeding of this crop is almost 102.7% the progress of last year: sunflower areas totaled 5512 Th ha as of June 1, 2017.

 

The soybean planted area equaled 1725.4 Th ha as of June 1, or 89% of the projected 1929 Th ha (official data). Soybean seeding somewhat quickened. As of the reporting date, it was 7.4% behind last year against 8.9% a week earlier. 1864 Th ha was seeded to soybeans by June 1, 2017.

 

Ukraine. Sowing progress, June 04, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Planted, Th ha

2018

2017

Grains and pulses, total

7346

7104

7119

Early spring grains and pulses

2360

2284

2333

Spring wheat

175

168

174

Barley

1560

1505

1576

Oats

205

191

198

Peas

421

419

384

Corn

4613

4555

4462

Buckwheat

151

95

144

Millet

56

39

52

 

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

 

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop as well as crop conditions and progress in planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly report “Black Sea Grain” and “Online market review” by UkrAgroConsult.

 

Further prospects of the Black Sea oilseeds/vegoils market will be discussed at the VI International Conference “Black Sea Oil Trade”, which will take place on September 20, 2018 in Hilton hotel, Kiev, Ukraine.

 

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