Ukraine. Harvest of early grains drawing to a close

09.08.2018

GRAINS. The harvest of major early grains in Ukraine is drawing to a close. 8% of wheat and peas as well as 15% of barley still remained unharvested as of August 7, UkrAgroConsult’s analysts report. Last week’s weather slowed the harvesting progress to some degree. Nevertheless, it is generally comparable with last year, while the harvest of wheat advances 5% ahead of 2017. That of barley and rye lags behind last year (down 9% and 7%, respectively).

Crops

Planned area,
Th ha

Harvested area, Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

 
 

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

 

Early grains and pulses

9887

8745

8670

88

29733

32655

3.40

3.77

 

Wheat

6613

6061

5777

92

22439

23345

3.70

4.04

 

Barley

2494

2130

2331

85

6194

7801

2.91

3.35

 

Rye

148

96

102

64

251

292

2.62

2.85

 

Oats

197

57

57

29

124

149

2.18

2.63

 

Peas

434

400

402

92

721

1065

1.80

2.65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, winter rapeseed had been harvested from 972.9 Th ha by August 6 (99% of its projected harvest area of 972.7 Th ha). The crop amounted to 2507.8 KMT with an average yield of 2.61 MT/ha. The latter is 5.8% lower than last year’s 2.77 MT/ha. As before, the harvest progress is far ahead of 2017. So, rapeseed was harvested from 725 Th ha a year ago, with its crop at 2011 KMT.

 

Spring rapeseed had been harvested from 19.8 Th ha that represents 30% of its projected area of 65.6 Th ha. Farmers brought in 41.3 KMT with a yield of 2.09 MT/ha. The harvest of spring rapeseed is 32% ahead of last year, while its yield is almost 2% higher than in 2017, reports UkrAgroConsult.

 

More information on crop conditions and progress in 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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