December 24, 2011


Bulgaria's 2011 corn yield reaches 2.09 million tonnes



Bulgaria harvested 2.09 million tonnes of corn in 2011, up from 1.98 million tonnes a year earlier, the agricultural ministry said Friday (Dec 23).


Bulgaria's corn exports increased to 895,000 tonnes in the 2010-11 marketing year from 537,000 tonnes a year earlier, the ministry said in a statement.


Corn acreage in Bulgaria have been increasing in the past three years, to reach some 375,000 hectares in 2011.


The average yield per hectare sown with corn this year fell to 56 kilogrammes, compared to 63 kg in 2010. The average purchasing price increased to US$250 per tonne.

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