Ukraine: grain legumes output up in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine considerably increased grain legumes production. Although official figures are not available yet, it can be assumed that legumes crop is 70% higher than last year, mainly owing to significant expansion of peas planted area. Moreover, favorable weather in spring and early summer ensured all-time high peas productivity. In general, experts believe grain…

Bulgaria: wheat output reaches record high

Wheat production in Bulgaria reached a new record in the 2016-2017 market year behind higher yields, favorable weather and a shift in the use of imported genetics, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The FAS forecast wheat production for 2016-2017 at 5.65 million tons, up nearly…

Kazakhstan: grain to enter Saudi Arabia market

Saudi Arabia intends to import Kazakhstani grain in case of cost-efficient logistics, Batyr Batyrshayev, Kazakhstan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and concurrently to the Kingdom of Bahrain, said. Saudi Arabia annually spends about $22 billion on food imports. The kingdom is interested in Kazakhstani grain due to its high quality. However, high transport…