Ukraine harvested more than 27 mln tons of corn

11 March 2023

As of 9 March corn has been harvested from 96% of planned area, average yield in the current season made 6.7 t/ha.

Ukrainian farmers are finishing corn harvesting. As per Ministry of Agricuture data by 9 March harvested area made 4.045 mln ha (96% of planned area), total crop exceeded 27M tons, average yield 6.68 t/ha.

Vs. previous year total harvested area decreased by 1.4 mln ha (-25%), average corn yield in Y2021 made 7.7 t/ha, total crop record-high 42M tons (so in the current season total corn crop decreased by about 15 mln tons or by 36%).

By regions the biggest corn producers in Ukraine changes in harvested area and yields y-o-y looked as follows:

Region Area 2021, k ha Area 2022, k ha Change, k ha Yield 2021, t/ha Yield 2022, t/ha
Poltava 642.8 525.6 -117.2 6.7 8.4
Chernigiv 555.8 348.1 -207.7 9.5 7.7
Sumy 459.9 273.4 -186.5 7.3 8.0
Vinnystya 456.7 392.4 -64.3 10.0 5.8
Cherkasy 406.1 363.1 -43.0 9.0 7.3
Kyiv 357.9 329.5 -28.4 9.5 6.0
Kropyvnynskiy 353.5 331.5 -22.0 7.0 5.6
Dnipro 303.5 244.4 -59.1 5.2 3.5
Khmelnytskiy 303.1 230.4 -72.7 11.1 8.6
Kharkiv 286.8 81.8 -205.0 5.3 5.3
Others 1356 925 -431 6.4 6.3
Total 5 482 4 045 -1 437 7.7 6.7

As one can see, the biggest decrease in sown and harvested area happened in Kharkiv, Sumy and Chernigiv regions (the reason is obvious impact of russian invasion), also quite a significant reduction was in Poltava area.

Among the leaders by yield are Ternopil (9.3 t/ha), Khmelnytskiy (8.6 t/ha) and Poltava (8.6 t/ha) regions. Comparing to previous year the biggest decrease in yield was in Vinnitsya, Khmelnytsky and Kyiv regions. In Poltava and Sumy regions yields increased.

Historical Ukrainian corn yields statistics look as follows:

Ukrainian corn yields 2005 - 2022

Ukrainian grains growing statistics (corn, wheat, sunflower seeds, soybeans - sown area, yields, total output) is available here.

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