Ukraine almost completed the harvesting of early grain
Seven regions of Ukraine have already completed harvesting of early grain crops, whereas in the whole country as of 13 Aug from 9.5 million hectares (96% of plan) produced 33 million tons of grain with an average yield of 3.46 t/ha, in particular:
146 thousand hectares (74%) 519 thousand tons of spring wheat with a yield of 3.56 t/ha,
from 871 thousand hectares (99,9%) 3.1 million tons of barley with a yield of 3.53 MT/ha,
with 1.5 million hectares (92%) 4 mln t of spring barley yield of 2.7 t/ha,
131 thousand hectares (88%) 351 thousand tons of rye with the yield of 2.68 t/ha,
127 ha (64%) 301 thousand tonnes of oats with a yield of 2.37 t/ha,
419 thousand hectares (96%) 771 thousand tons of peas with a yield of 1.84 t/ha.
- with 6.3 million hectares (99%) and 23.9 million tonnes of winter wheat with a yield of 3.78 t/ha,
in addition, with 967 thousand hectares (99% of plan) brought in 2.5 million tonnes of winter rapeseed with a yield of 2.64 t/ha and 29 thousand ha (44%) of 61 thousand tonnes of spring rapeseed with a yield of 2.09 t/ha.
In Russia at that date, from 20.2 million hectares (43.4 per cent of the forecast) and produced 64.7 million tonnes of grain and legumes with an average yield of 3.21 t/ha (compared to 4.09 t/ha in 2017), in particular:
with 3.4 million hectares (40,8%) 9 million tonnes of spring and winter barley with a yield of 2.64 t/ha (2017 – 3,46 t/ha).
- from 14.5 million hectares (53,1%) to 50.4 million tonnes of spring and winter wheat with a yield of 3.48 t/ha (2017 – 4,35 t/ha),
in addition, from the area of 176 thousand ha (11.1 percent) produced 353 thousand tons of rapeseed with a yield of 2.01 t/ha (2017 – 2,19 t/ha).
Dry and warm weather accelerates the harvesting of early grain and lets hope for the wheat crop in Russia at the level of 68-70 million tons It will be an important factor of pressure on prices, which began to decline after the release of the August report USDA and will accelerate the fall of prices on the world market.