Ukraine grain harvested nearly 8MMT, Ministry to revise output estimate next week

As of July 15, Ukraine had harvested nearly 8 mln tonnes of spring grains and grain legumes from the area of 2.6 mln ha, 20% from the plan, reported Yuriy Melnik, Minister of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine on July, 15.

3.92 mln tonnes of wheat were harvested from the area of 1.23 mln ha, 18% from the planned acreage.

3.9 mln tonnes of barley were harvested from the area 1.26 mln ha, or 29% of the planned acreage.

6.300 tonnes of rye harvested from the area 2.900 ha, 1% of the planned area.

The Ministry said it plans to review its own forecast for 2008 yield due to high crop capacity. The new forecast will be presented in a week. As a reminder, earlier Ministry of Agrarian Policy forecasted yield at the level of 40.4 mln tonnes of grain against 29.3 mln tonnes last year.