Ukraine. Winter wheat planting is more than 90% complete

18.10.2018

GRAINS. Last week’s weather was favorable for harvesting late grains and planting winter crops. As of October 16, 2018, late grains had already been harvested from a 5% larger area than by October 17, 2017. Farmers accelerated corn harvest as well: it was 26% ahead of last year as of the reporting date, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The harvest of buckwheat and millet does lag last year (36% and 10%, respectively).

The planting of winter crops for grain is drawing to an end. It was 6% ahead of 2017 as of October 16.

Ukraine. Harvesting progress, October 16, 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

12348

11718

83

49333

45822

4.00

3.91

Buckwheat

108

101

159

93

125

177

1.23

1.12

Millet

52

48

53

91

74

78

1.54

1.47

Corn

4578

2221

1757

49

14358

7847

6.46

4.47

Ukraine. Planting progress, October 16, 2018

Crop

Planting forecast, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2018

2017

Winter wheat

6184

5603

5351

91

Winter rye

147

113

137

76

Winter barley

872

713

567

82

 

OILCROPS. According to the Ag Ministry of Ukraine, sunseed had been harvested from 5437.8 Th ha by October 16, i.e. from 90% of its projected area of 6056.1 Th ha. The harvest is 5% ahead of 2017. The crop amounted to 12058.3 KMT with an average sunseed yield of 2.22 MT/ha (up 14.4% from 2017). By the same date a year ago, farmers harvested 10066 KMT of sunseed from 5177 Th ha with an average yield of 1.94 MT/ha.

Soybeans had been harvested from 1306.5 Th ha by the reporting date (76% of their projected area of 1709.2 Th ha). Their harvest is now 6% behind last year. Farmers combined 3303.9 KMT of soybeans with an average yield of 2.53 MT/ha (+37.5% from 2017). A year ago, 2561 KMT was harvested from 1389 Th ha with an average yield of 1.84 MT/ha.

According to current reports, the planted area of winter rape is already as large as 1002.7 Th ha. This is 113% of the projected 888 Th ha and 21% more than a year ago (830 Th 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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