According to the optimistic scenario of the Ministry, the harvest will increase by 1%, on pessimistic — will fall by 4%.
This year the grain harvest will be better than the previous one. According to the optimistic forecast, growth is expected to yield 1% to 70.8 million tonnes. This was announced by acting Minister of agrarian policy and food Olga Trofimova during the conference Grain Ukraine 2019 Monday, may 27, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to Ukrainian news.
“Regarding our preliminary forecasts… this season we expect to be no worse than the last one,” she said.
In particular, the expected increase in the yield of wheat by 9.3% to 26.9 million tons, barley — by 12.3% to 8.2 million tons, but the expected decrease in yield of corn by 7.5% to 33.1 million tons.
Thus, according to the pessimistic forecast, the harvest will decrease by 4% to 67.4 million tonnes.
Thus, the wheat crop may increase by 5.3% to 25.9 million tonnes, barley — 2.7% to 7.5 million tons, and maize to decline by 14.2% to 30.7 million tons.
Trofimova said that he expects the construction of 95 new 29 elevators and processing plants.
As you know, last year Ukraine harvested a record grain harvest — approximately 70.1 million tons compared to 62 million tons a year earlier.
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It should be noted that due to increase export prices to the Ukraine last markentingovoe year earned on the sale of grain to a record $ 7.2 billion.