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In 2016/17 MY, Ukraine plans to break a record in the exports of grain crops, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
In January-March period of 2017, in Ukraine the average selling prices of agricultural enterprises for agrarian products increased by 11% compared with the same period of 2016, reported the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of 2016/17 MY, and as of April 19, Ukraine exported 35.79 mln tonnes of grains, declared the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
On April 18-19, Ukraine faced the minimum air temperatures in the north and west, in particular in Chernihiv oblast the air temperatures reduced to -5оC, but winter crops usually do not have troubles with such figures, reported the Head of the agrometeorology department at the Ukrainian hydrometeorological center, Tatiana Adamenko on April 19.
According to the monitoring provided by APK-Inform experts, to date Ukrainian agrarians report that the current adverse weather conditions in the country (snow, rains and frost) failed to make any significant impact on sunflower seed areas, since most sprouts have not appeared yet. Therefore, agrarians will face some delay in the planting campaign only.
Turkey is a key country-importer of wheat bran from Ukraine, and in the current season the country started gradually increasing the purchasing volumes. So, in July-February of 2016/17 MY Turkey imported almost 352 thsd tonnes of Ukrainian wheat bran, an increase of 14% compared with the same period in 2015/16 MY (309.9 thsd tonnes), and up 4% compared with July-February of 2014/15 MY (337.8 thsd tonnes). Generally, in 2015/16 MY Ukraine supplied 475.8 thsd tonnes of wheat bran to Turkey, up 2% compared with 2014/15 MY (467.8 thsd tonnes).
In January-February of 2017, Azerbaijan increased wheat imports by 52.6% compared with the same period in 2016, to 126 thsd tonnes, reported the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan on April 19.
As of April 1, 2017, the registered carry-over stocks of grains and pulses in Kazakhstan totaled 10.33 mln tonnes, reported the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan on April 14. In particular, peasant and farming households stored 2.058 mln tonnes of grains.
In January-March of 2017, the volume of agricultural commodities production in Russia totaled 640.9 bln RUR in current prices, an increase of 0.7% compared with the index in the same period last year, declared the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) on April 19.
In Belarus, agrarians planted early grains and pulses throughout the areas of 767 thsd ha, or 81.8% of the plan, reported the Ministry of Agriculture and Food on April 18.