Ukraine: Ministry of Economic Development forecasted grain harvest at 59 mln tonnes

Ukraine: Ministry of Economic Development forecasted grain harvest at 59 mln tonnes

Ukraine: Ministry of Economic Development forecasted grain harvest at 59 mln tonnes

The FINANCIAL -- The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine forecasted the general grain harvest in 2015 at the level of 59.1 mln tonnes, as opposed to 63.9 mln tonnes last year, informed the press-service of the Ministry on August 18.

Due to reduction of the planted areas of spring crops (as of June 1, down 6.4%), and in terms of slight decreasing of the yield of grain crops (as of August 1, down 0.6%), the dynamics of crop cultivation industry will slightly worsen, according to the announcement.

As a reminder, on July 28 the Ministry of Agrarian Policy declared the similar forecast of the general harvest of grain crops, according to APK Inform.