The level of barley production in Ukraine is projected at the lowest level over the last 5 years
This year the smallest harvest of barley is forecast in comparison with the last five years.
Now spring barley is sown, and analysts believe that this year there will be a shortage of this crop. As of May 21, barley was planted on 96% of the territory, which is 1.5 million hectares.
Thus, according to analysts’ forecasts, Ukraine is expected to significantly reduce the areas under barley. Given the decline in the number of sown areas, the harvest is expected at 7.8 million tons. However, if it is possible to sow 100% of the territories allocated for sowing this crop, then the harvest can reach 8 million tons.
According to experts, the reduction in areas under barley is due to both unstable weather conditions and the fact that farmers prefer corn to barley, as the production cost is lower, and the number of buyers is higher.
Ukraine is expected to have a low level of barley production this year. Experts predict that the harvest will be at its lowest level in the past 5 years, at around 3.5 million tonnes. The main reason for such a decline is unfavorable weather conditions, such as drought and heat, which led to a lack of moisture and deterioration of grain quality. In addition, most grain crops in Ukraine are grown in open fields, making them more vulnerable to weather conditions. This could lead to a worsening economic situation for agricultural producers and the entire country, as grain is one of Ukraine’s main export products. In any case, measures need to be taken to support agricultural producers and reduce the losses incurred as a result of weather disasters.