Ukraine Jan-May Grain Stocks up 44 % to 6.7 Million Tons

Grain stocks grew by 44 percent over five months, to 6.7 million tons, against the same period of the previous year. During the same period, wheat stocks increased by 20 percent, to 3.5 million tons, according to the State Statistics Committee.

Agricultural enterprises have stockpiled 1.9 million tons of grain, at grain elevators and grain collecting stations. In addition, there are 4.8 million tons of grain at flour-grinding enterprises and bread-baking plants, including 3.2 million tons at grain elevators and grain collecting stations.

According to the Agricultural Policy Ministry, Ukraine forecasts to harvest grain from 15.6 million hectares, including eight million hectares under wheat crops and 7.6 million hectares under spring crops.