Ukraine Harvest

21/07/11 -- Harvesting in Ukraine is past halfway at 59% done producing 19.3 MMT of grain, according to the Ministry.

The harvest has produced 13.5 MMT of wheat so far, with yields up 20% to an average 3.18 MT/ha. Barley yields are up 15% to 2.48 MT/ha, they add.

Across the border Russia has increased it's 2011/12 grain export forecast from 15 MMT to 18 MMT today.