Ukraine: grain yield forecast for 2008 increased to 42 mln tonnes

"APK-Inform" increases the forecast for 2008 yield of grains and grain legumes in Ukraine from 39.7 mln to 42 mln tonnes.

The experts changed the forecast after the State Statistics Committee had published information regarding the sowing areas under grains in Ukraine in 2008, and on the basis of the operative information about the harvesting campaign. The experts also used information of Hydrometeorological Center of Ukraine about grains productivity forecasts to make their own forecasts more precise.

According to the latest forecasts of "APK-Inform", Ukraine will harvest 20.2 mln tonnes of wheat (against 19.7 mln in the previous year), 10.3 mln tonnes of barley (against 8.7 mln tonnes), 8.9 mln tonnes of maize (against 8.7 mln tonnes).