USDA increases grain export forecast for Ukraine.

By bne IntelliNews November 13, 2012
The United States Department of Agriculture has raised the forecast for grain exports from Ukraine by 10.52%, or 2mn tonnes to 21.01mn tonnes for the 2012/2013 marketing year (July 2012 through June 2013) compared to the October forecast. The forecast for domestic consumption in November fell by 4.07% to 11.8mn tonnes, compared with the October forecast. As of Nov 5, the grain harvest reached 42mn tonnes, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food announced. Agricultural enterprises harvested grain and leguminous crops on 13.9mn hectares (94% of the forecast) at the average yield of 30.1 centners per hectare. Moreover, corn for grain was harvested on 3.6mn hectares (81% of the forecast) and 15.7mn tonnes of grain was threshed at the yield of 44 centners per hectare. In addition, commercial farm units have gathered 14.8mn tonnes of sugar beets as of Nov 5. Sugar beets were dug out on 388,000 hectares (85% of the forecast) at the yield of 381 centners per hectare (359 centners per hectare in 2011 for the same date)

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