Ukraine Ministry Sees 15% Drop in Grain Harvest, Kommersant Says

Ukraine will harvest about 15 percent fewer grains this year than in 2011, Kommersant-Ukraine newspaper reported, citing Serhiy Petrenko, deputy head of the Agriculture Ministry’s agrarian market department.

The country is expected to harvest 48 million metric tons of grains and between 22 million tons and 25 million tons can be exported in the marketing year from July 1, according to Kommersant.

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