Ukraine. Less than 15% of corn still unharvested

13.11.2018

GRAINS. The harvest of late grains in Ukraine was 95% complete as of November 12, 2018 against 92.3% a week earlier. This was also up 4.9% from November 13, 2017.

Corn has been harvested from 8.5% of its acreage over the week (9.3% over the previous week). As of the reporting date, the harvest was 15.4% ahead of last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Less than 2% of the projected area is still left to be seeded to winter grains. Their planting is 2.7% ahead of last year. At the same time, farmers sowed 1% more winter barley than projected and 7.9% more than last year. Winter rye planting is 18.3% behind last year.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, November 12, 2018

Crops

Planned area,

Th ha

Harvested,   Th ha

%

Crop, KMT

Yield, MT/ha

2018

2017

2018

2017

2018

2017

Grains and pulses, total

14842

14103

13444

95

64566

55589

4.58

4.13

Buckwheat

109

107

179

99

135

196

1.26

1.09

Millet

52

51

55

97

78

81

1.54

1.46

Corn

4578

3920

3396

86

29435

17356

7.51

5.11

 

Ukraine. Planting progress, November 12, 2018

Crop

Planting forecast, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2018

2017

Winter wheat

6184

6073

5926

98

Winter rye

147

120

147

81

Winter barley

872

883

819

101

 

OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunseed had been harvested from 6033.2 Th ha by November 12, i.e. from 99.5% of its projected area of 6060.5 Th ha. The harvest is 3% ahead of 2017. The crop amounted to 13602.1 KMT with an average sunseed yield of 2.25 MT/ha (up 12.5% from 2017). By the same date a year ago, farmers harvested 11725 KMT of sunseed from 5860 Th ha with an average yield of 2.00 MT/ha, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Soybeans had been harvested from 1678.3 Th ha by the reporting date (98% of their projected area of 1712 Th ha). Their harvest is now 8.7% behind last year. Farmers combined 4312.9 KMT of soybeans with an average yield of 2.57 MT/ha (+33.9% from 2017). A year ago, 3520 KMT was harvested from 1838 Th ha with an average yield of 1.92 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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