Ukraine. Corn sowing is 107% the progress of last year

10.05.2018

Ukrainian farmers had sown 2209 Th ha of early spring cereals and pulses (92% of forecast) by May 7. Early spring cereals occupied as much as 2297 Th ha by May 5, 2017.

This includes 158 Th ha of spring wheat (90%) against 167 Th ha in 2017 and 1462 Th ha of spring barley (92%) against 1555 Th ha last year. As UkrAgroConsult mentioned before, the risk of shortfalls in barley planting is increasing.

Oats are already planted on 181 Th ha (89%) against 197 Th ha a year ago. Peas occupy 408 Th ha (96%) against 378 Th ha on the same date last year.

Corn sowing is 107% the progress of last year. Corn for grain had been sown on 3328 Th ha (72% of the plan) by the reporting date against 3122 Th ha by May 5, 2017.

Planting of buckwheat and millet started in the country last week. By the reporting date, buckwheat had already been planted on 20 Th ha (13%) against 18 Th ha a year ago. Millet had been sown on 14 Th ha (25%) compared to 11 Th ha in 2017.

Ukrainian farmers are sowing oil crops at a fast pace. Sunflower planting is almost 80% complete.

According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, they had sown 4415 Th ha of sunflower by May 7, 2018, i.e. 79% of the projected 5555.6 Th ha (official data). Sunflower planting is 17% ahead of last year’s pace: 3776 Th ha was seeded to this crop by the same date a year ago.

By May 7, soybeans had been sown on 869 Th ha that is 45% of the projected area of 1932.7 Th ha (official data). Soybean planting is 10% ahead of last year’s pace: 793 Th ha was seeded to this crop by the same date a year ago.

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.

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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