Analyst ups Ukraine 2018 wheat, barley crop, export forecast

Analyst Ukr Agro Consult raised its forecast for Ukraine’s 2018 wheat crop by 4.8 percent to 26.3 million tonnes mostly due to a larger harvested area. The consultancy said in a statement the higher output would allow the country to export 17 million tonnes of wheat in the 2018/19 crop season. This year, Ukraine is likely to harvest 6.4 million hectares of wheat with the average yield of 4.11 tonnes per hectare.