The gross harvest of grain and oilseeds in 2023 in Ukraine may amount to about 79 million tons, which will exceed last year’s figure by about 7 million tons. This was stated by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Mykola Solskiy on the air of the National Telethon.
He recalled that back in the spring estimates were only 63-64 million tons, then they were raised: first to 67-68 million tons, and then to more than 70 million tons.
“The last two weeks we are talking about the harvest, which will certainly be about 79 million tons, that is at least a million seven million more than last year,” – specified the Minister.
At the same time, Solskyy noted that now local farmers are more concerned about the issue of selling prices of agricultural products. According to the minister, Ukraine needs to be able to export 5 million tons of raw materials per month from the country, and “so far it is three and a half.”
“Obviously, this is a significant difference, when such a significant difference, it is always expensive logistics and inexpensive grain, because there is much more demand for logistics than offers. We need this to be balanced, which is why the government has a strong hope on the account of exports through the Danube River and the Black Sea. And this way the price of the commodity should go up,” he added.