Ukraine. Spring sowing campaign – 2018: the gap from last year minimum

22.05.2018

GRAIN. Ukrainian farmers had sown 2268 Th ha of early spring cereals and pulses by May 22 (96% of their projected area) against 2314 Th ha by May 22, 2018. The gap in sowing from last year is minimum, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The planted area includes 166 Th ha (95%) of spring wheat against 172 Th ha in 2017 and 1498 Th ha (96%) of spring barley against 1562 Th ha last year. The Ag Ministry has adjusted its barley planting forecast downwards by 34 Th ha, with a consequent increase in the ratio between this crop’s planted and projected areas.

Oat plantings already total 189 Th ha (92%) compared to 198 Th ha a year ago. The area seeded to peas currently equals 416 Th ha (99%) against 382 Th ha at the same time a year ago.

Corn planting is drawing to an end with its progress being 2% ahead of last year. 4373 Th ha had been seeded to corn for grain by the reporting date (95% of the plan) against 4286 Th ha by May 22, 2017.

OILCROPS. The Ag Ministry of Ukraine reports 5425.3 Th ha of sunflower planted by May 21, 2018 that is 98% of the projected 5559.5 Th ha (the official figure was increased by 4 Th ha). Sunflower planting is almost 104% the progress of last year: 5223 Th ha was seeded to this crop a year ago.

The soybean planted area equaled 1568.5 Th ha as of May 21 that is 81% of the projected 1929 Th ha (the official figure was increased by 0.1 Th ha). Soybean planting is 89.5% the progress of last year compared to 88.3% a week ago. 1753 Th ha was seeded to soybeans by this time last year. E

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

 

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