November 25, 2022
Ukraine traders union says the country harvested 11.8 million tonnes of grain so far
UGA, the Ukrainian grain traders union, said farmers in the country have harvested 11.8 million tonnes of grain in the current 2022 grain harvest, Hellenic Shipping News reported.
In a statement, the union said that the volume consisted of 3.5 million tonnes of barley and 8 million tonnes of wheat, with an average yield of 3.26 tonnes per hectare and 3.52 tonnes per hectare, respectively.
1.7 million tonnes of rapeseed were also harvested by farmers, the UGA said, with a yield of 2.52 tonnes per hectare.
Ukraine harvested a record 86 million tonnes of grain in 2021, of which 32.2 million tonnes were wheat and 42.1 million tonnes were corn. The country is a significant producer and exporter of grains worldwide.
The Ukraine government said this year's harvest of grains and oilseeds may only reach 50 million tonnes.
Due to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and hostilities in some areas, farmers have decreased their sowing area by about 25%. Because of this, grain exports in the 2022–23 season, which runs from July to June, could only reach 30 million tonnes.
- Hellenic Shipping News