Ukraine: winter rapeseed sown

During the first ten days of September weather was rather unfavorable for preparation of soil to start the winter rapeseed sowing. The reason was higher average daily temperature, which exceeded the norm by 1.1-6 C, contributing to soil evaporation, and lack of precipitations. Sufficient moistening of upper soil layer (21-30 mm) was observed only in…

Ukraine: 4% of soybeans harvested

Ukrainian farmers continue to harvest sunflower. As of September 7, 599 thousand ha or 10% of the intended area (5905 thousand ha) was threshed, up by 27% YoY (472 thousand ha). 1170 KMT of sunflower was obtained with the average yield of 1.95 MT/ha. In 2015 over the same period 913 KMT of sunflower was…

Russia to harvest record volumes of soybeans

According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), in 2016/2017 MY the planted areas under soybeans in Russia will increase to the record level of 2.18 million ha (up by 3% YoY). According to APK-Inform forecasts, in 2016/2017 MY the general harvest of the oilseed will reach the record level of 2.71 million tons in…

Russia: wheat bran exports up in June 2016

In June Russian exporters shipped more than 76 KMT of wheat bran, up by 82% YoY (about 42 KMT). In 2015/2016 Russia exported 17% more wheat bran than in the previous season (793.5 KMT against 679.6 KMT). Traditionally, Turkey remains the key importer of Black Sea bran. In 2015/2016 Turkey increased imports from Russia by…

Russia: 101 million tons of grains harvested

As of September 12, Russian agrarians continued harvesting grains and pulses. Agrarians harvested grain crops throughout the general areas of 37.4 million ha (on the same date in 2015 – 32.5 million ha), or 79.2% of the planned areas (47.3 million ha). The produced volumes reached 101 million tons of grains, with the average yield…