Grain production totaled 29.3 mln tones in Ukraine in 2007
Down 14.5% as compared to 2006
According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine as for January 10, in 2007 all the Ukrainian economic entities harvested 29.3 mln tonnes of grain (including maize), down 14.5% as compared to 2006, APK-Inform reports. At that, the volume of milling grain totaled 14.9 mln tonnes (51%). At that, the average yield totaled 21.8 c/ha.
According to the report, the reduction of gross grain yield in 2007 was conditioned by the reduction of the harvested acreage (by 765.800 ha or 5.4%) as well as the decrease of yield (by 2.3 c/ha or 9.5%).
The indicated volume included 13.9 mln tonnes of wheat. The barley yield in 2007 totaled 6 mln tonnes, down 47.3% as compared to 2006 conditioned by unfavorable weather of spring-summer 2007.
At the same time, the yield of maize for grain increased to 7.4 mln tonnes (up 15.5%) which was conditioned by the expansion of sowing areas.