April 4, 2012


Ukraine's 2012 wheat harvest may reach 14 million tonnes


The deputy head of the department of economic development and agricultural market at the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine, Serhiy Petrenko, said that wheat harvest in Ukraine in 2012 is expected to reach 8-14 million tonnes.


"The gross harvest of grain crops this season is expected at 45-50 million tonnes, including 8-14 million tonnes of wheat. The total area under grain crops in 2012 is 15.3 million hectares, of which four million hectares are spring crops," he said.


Petrenko said that this year saw severe weather conditions for the formation of the future harvest, especially in the country's southern regions, which are the major producers of durum wheat.

He said he was confident that Ukraine would manage to compensate for crop losses due to the expansion of the area under corn.