In 2018 the harvest volumes of corn in Ukraine will increase by 19.4% YoY, and total nearly 29.5 million tons, declared the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Maksym Martynyuk.
According to him, in 2018-2019 MY the exports volumes will total 22 million tons.
Also, Ukraine will increase the production of sunflower seed by 9.8%, to 13.4 million tons; and rapeseed by 18.2%, to 2.6 million tons. At the same time, in 2018 wheat production in Ukraine will reduce by 7.6%, to 24.2 million tons; barley – by 13%, to 7.2 million tons; rye – by 15%, to 0.38 million tons; buckwheat – by 25%, to 0.14 million tons; and soybeans – by 2.6%, to 3.8 million tons.
Martynyuk announced the forecast of the planted areas under winter crops for the harvest-2019 at the level of 8.09 million ha, including wheat – 6.2 million ha, barley – 0.87 million ha, and rapeseed – 0.89 million ha. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)