According to the current information of the Ag Ministry, corn was harvested from 24.8 thousand ha as of October 12 (19.1% of the plan). Its crop amounted to 190.1 KMT with an average yield of 7.68 MT/ha. The harvest lags far behind last year.
At the same time in 2016, corn was harvested from 44.5 thousand ha (25.1%) with a crop of 352.3 KMT and an average yield of 7.91 MT/ha.
Noteworthy is that corn planted acreage in Belarus is 27% smaller than last year (130 thousand ha against 177 thousand ha, respectively). Along with the drop in yields, this will lead to lower corn production in Belarus and its higher need for imports.
Ukraine annually supplies corn to Belarus, roughly 15 KMT a season over the recent years. Ukrainian corn exports to Belarus averaged 70 KMT a year in 2010-2015 and some 150-250 KMT a year before 2010. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)