Ukraine. Corn yield up 43% from last year

28.11.2018

GRAINS. As of November 26, 2018, the harvest of late grains in Ukraine was 98% complete. Noteworthy is that the Ag Ministry lowered its forecast for their harvesting area from 14,840 Th ha to 14,835 Th ha, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The harvest of corn for grain was 94% complete as of the reporting date (90% a week ago). Its yield is 42.8% higher than last year.

The planting of winter crops was 98% complete.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, November 26, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses, total

14835

14482

13988

98

68012

59383

4.70

4.25

Buckwheat

109

108

181

99

136

200

1.26

1.10

Millet

52

51

56

98

78

83

1.54

1.49

Corn

4577

4300

3947

94

32863

21100

7.64

5.35

 

Ukraine. Planting progress, November 26, 2018

Crop

Planting forecast, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2018

2017

Winter wheat

6184

6085

5943

98

Winter rye

147

120

147

81

Winter barley

872

885

822

101

Winter rapeseed

888

1035

864

117

 

OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunseed had been harvested from 6047.9 Th ha by November 26, i.e. from 99.8% of its projected area of 6058.2 Th ha. The harvest is 2.2% ahead of 2017. The crop amounted to 13772.2 KMT with an average sunseed yield of 2.28 MT/ha (up 13.4% from 2017). By the same date a year ago, farmers harvested 11881 KMT of sunseed from 5918 Th ha with an average yield of 2.01 MT/ha.

Soybeans had been harvested from 1690.3 Th ha by the reporting date (99% of their projected area of 1712 Th ha). Their harvest is now 12.5% behind last year. Farmers combined 4345 KMT of soybeans with an average yield of 2.57 MT/ha (+33.2% from 2017). A year ago, 3722 KMT was harvested from 1931 Th ha with an average yield of 1.93 MT/ha.

More detailed information on the latest trends in grain exports, supply and demand balances with breakdown by crop, price behavior, crop conditions and progress in harvesting/planting in the countries of Black Sea Region is available to subscribers for weekly market report "Black Sea Grain" by UkrAgroConsult.

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