Ukraine to Harvest 3MMT Rapeseed in 2008 - Up 280%

As of July, 25, Ukrainian agrarians had harvested 2.495 mln tonnes of rapeseeds, reported Stepan Kapshuk, General Manager of Ukroliaprom Association.

According to him, agrarians had harvested rape within 83% of the sowing area. The expected harvest this season totals 3 mln tonnes, he said. This is 0.5 mln tonnes higher than previous estimates and an increase of 280% on 2007 when the Ukraine rapeseed harvest was 1.1 mln tonnes.