Ukraine expects to harvest 50 million tonnes of grain
Ukraine expects to harvest at least 50 million tonnes of grain in 2022 — well below the 85 million tonnes it produced the previous year but still above expectations, said Taras Vysotskyi, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
“Taking into consideration all circumstances and difficulties of the sowing campaign and the logistics during the wartime, we expect the harvest to be not that bad — higher than the average for the last five years,” Vysotskyi said. “At least 50 million tonnes of grain, maybe more. It depends on corn harvest, its results we will see in October.” Vysotskyi said that Ukraine would have to export at least a portion of that grain.
“We have internal consumption of less than 20 million tonnes, meaning that at least 30 million tonnes of the harvest will have to be exported,” he said.