Groats production in Ukraine totaled 35.05 KMT in September, up by 13.5% YoY (30.87 KMT).
In 2016 the production of all groats in Ukraine has increased by 2.2% to 233.12 KMT. This included a 46.4% hike in output of rice groats, to 13.51 KMT, 36.5% in oat groats (2.02 KMT), 33.1% in millet groats (11.77 KMT), and a 2.2% growth in corn groats (45.8 KMT).
On the contrary, output of pearl barley groats dropped in Q1-3 (by 3.8%, to 6.77 KMT), as well as buckwheat groats production (by 26.4%, to 34.19 KMT). That substantial decrease in buckwheat groats production results from last year’s slump in buckwheat harvest.
With regard to the prospects for 2017, analysts expect the country’s production of buckwheat groats to recover due to higher total buckwheat production in 2016 and the possibility to provide the domestic market with Ukrainian buckwheat without imports. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)