In the first half of 2019, the sales of grain and leguminous crops by Ukrainian agricultural enterprises grew by 26.5% compared with the same period last year, while sales volume of oilseeds rose by 30.5%, according to the data provided by the State Statistics Service.
In January-June 2019, Ukrainian enterprises sold 16.3 million tonnes of grain and leguminous crops, an increase of 26.5% from the relevant period last year. Also, agricultural enterprises sold 12.3 million tonnes of corn for grain (an increase of 58.4%), 3.0 million tonnes of wheat (a decrease of 23.1%), 640.2 thousand tonnes of barley (a decrease of 8.4%), and 36.3 thousand tonnes of rye (a decrease of 51.4% less).
The sales of oilseed crops in the first half of 2019 compared to January-June 2018 grew by 30.5%, to 5.4 million tonnes. In particular, about 3.7 million tonnes of sunflower seeds were sold (an increase of 25.4%), 1.58 million tonnes of soybeans (an increase of 48.4%), 144.9 thousand tonnes of rape seeds (an increase of 0.5%).
Also, in the first half of 2019, the sales volume of fruit and berry crops rose by 56.9% compared with the same period in 2018 (to 106.4 thousand tonnes).
However, Ukraine’s sales of potatoes, vegetables and sugar decreased. In January-June 2019, agricultural enterprises sold 93.1 thousand tonnes of potatoes (a decrease of 17.8%), 130.2 thousand tonnes of vegetables (a decrease of 19.8%), and 370.5 thousand tonnes of sugar (a decrease of 9.1%).
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