As of October 17, Ukrainian farmers threshed 4738.1 thousand ha of sunflower or 80% of the planned area (5916.2 thousand ha), down by 0.4% YoY (4755 thousand ha). 10375.3 KMT had been obtained with the average productivity of 2.19 MT/ha. In 2015, 10087 KMT had been obtained with the productivity of 2.12 MT/ha.
Soybean had been threshed from 1316.2 thousand ha (72% from forecasted 1808 thousand ha). 2860.3 KMT had been obtained with the productivity of 2.17 MT/ha, which was higher than record of 2014/2015 – 2.16 MT/ha. As of the same date in 2015, 1808 thousand ha had been threshed and 3078 KMT obtained with the average yield of 1.7 MT/ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)