June 5, 2024, 16:40

This year, Ukraine plans to harvest 74-76 million tons of grain and oil crops

In 2023, about one million fewer hectares of Ukrainian land were sown with winter crops compared to 2022. At the same time, this year about 12 million hectares of land were sown with grain, oil, and leguminous crops. Therefore, Ukraine plans to collect 74-76 million tons of grain and oil crops.

Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“All this indicates that our internal needs as a state will be fully provided for when it comes to all types of agricultural products, because even amidst the war and taking into account the fact that a large part of Ukrainians were forced to migrate, about 15-18 million (tons – Ed.) are consumed per year. Therefore, the cultivated potential is estimated at approximately 74-76 million (tons – Ed.), which is grain and oil crops that we will harvest in the future. This is more than enough for domestic consumption. And, of course, the main part will go to exports, because export earnings and foreign exchange earnings are the key aspect in providing for commodity producers, ensuring the state has foreign exchange earnings. And, hopefully, the pricing conditions will be better than this season, and there are already signals indicating this,” – explained Denys Marchuk.

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