Ukraine's grain output dropped 18.6% to 46.2 million tonnes in 2012, according to government statistics; yields of wheat, barley and corn totaled 15.76 million tons, 6.9 million tons and 20.9 million tons, respectively

Nevin Barich

Nevin Barich

Jan 15, 2013 – Xinhua News Agency

KIEV, Ukraine , January 15, 2013 () – Ukraine's grain output dropped 18.6 percent to 46.2 million tons in 2012, the State Statistics Service said Tuesday.

Yields of wheat, barley and corn totaled 15.76 million tons, 6.9 million tons and 20.9 million tones last year, down 29.4 percent, 23.8 percent and 8.4 percent respectively, the statistics agency said in a report.

Millet harvest reached 156,400 tons, an annual decline of 44 percent. Buckwheat output totalled 238,600 tons, down 15.3 percent, while rice production fell by 6.7 percent to 158,600 tons, the report said.

Rye and oat yields increased in 2012 by 16.7 percent and 24.5 percent to 675,700 and 629,600 tons respectively, it said.

The cumulative harvest of the other cereals amounted to some 800,000 tons. Local experts attributed the lower grain harvest to unfavorable weather conditions, in particular the autumn drought during the planting season and severe cold snap in February.

Ukraine had a record grain harvest of 56.7 million tons in 2011.

(c) 2013 Xinhua News Agency

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