Ukraine: rapeseed harvest to decrease

According to preliminary estimations of the Association Ukroliyaprom, in 2016 rapeseed production in Ukraine will total 1.1 million tons, against 1.6 million tons last year, the press-service of the Association declared. According to the announcement, last marketing year 10 oilseed plants processed rapeseed raw materials. In 2015/2016 MY Ukraine processed 300 thousand tons of rapeseed…

Ukraine: seaports grain exports up in early September 2016

On August 29 – September 4, Ukraine exported 661.4 thousand tons of grains from the seaports, against 552.7 thousand tons on the previous week.

In particular, wheat shipments reached 480.9 thousand tons, corn – 14.2 thousand tons, and barley – 166.3 thousand tons. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)

Ukraine: corn condition in early September 2016

Last week weather conditions were favorable for ripening and harvesting of late spring crops. Cornfield research in Dniepropetrovsk region showed that corn varieties of ultra-early, early-optimal and late sowing terms were 250-271 cm, 257-282 cm and 242-270 cm high, respectively. In the corn plants of all sowing terms grain in the head reached the stage…

Ukraine: 38.35 MMT of grains harvested

As of September 1, grains and pulses have been harvested from 9832 thousand ha (69% of the intended area) compared with 10343 thousand ha as of September 1, 2015. Farmers obtained 38.353 MMT with average yields at 3.9 MT/ha (on the same date in 2015 – 37.106 MMT with average productivity at 3.59 MT/ha). Buckwheat…

Russia: corn production volumes to double

The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia set a task to double the production volumes of corn in the country in the short term, the Director of the Department of plant growing, chemicalization and plant protection at the Ministry of Agriculture Petr Chekmarev declared. At the same time, Chekmarev reminded that in general, the Ministry planned…

Russia: wheat production to surpass all expectations

The beginning of 2016/2017 season was characterized by constantly raised grain production estimates. Revision of harvesting area expectations and record high grain yields were the main drivers of crop estimates increase. Rosstat informed that winter crops losses were only 364 thousand ha during wintering. This is 3.1% of total planted area compared to February estimates…

Russia: rapeseed crushing to overcome exports

In the 2015/2016 marketing year rapeseed gross production in Russia reached slightly more than 1000 KMT. This result was obtained in conditions of decreasing planted area for the second consecutive season to 1038 thousand ha compared with record 1326 thousand ha in the 2013/2014 marketing year. In addition to acreage reduction, the productivity has also…

World: Russia supporting China as G20 president

The volatility of the currency and commodity markets, as well as high debt in developed countries are constraints for the growth of the world economy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an informal meeting of the leaders of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) on the sidelines of G20 summit. He said that “unfortunately,…