Журнал Viche 2010 №17

№17, 2010

Feed Polmira

Last year Ukraine in terms of grain exports (25 million tons) ahead of the recognized leaders of the world market of Russia and Canada, giving only the U.S. and the European Union. Although this year the export potential of Ukraine decreased by 16 million tons, but high prices farmers promised good wages.

- Now the situation is somewhat typical for Ukraine, - says Director of the Ukrainian club of agrarian business Volodymyr Lapa - for when the world market the highest price, we usually sell anything. This season both factors combined, so had the unique opportunity, which should take. Incidentally, the current growth in world prices are at record since 1973.

Experts have predicted that Ukraine will gather 43 million tons of grain, but the hot weather conditions have made adjustments. In the southern regions of grain quality affected by rain during harvest. But sometimes the share of grain quality reaches 90 percent. Overall country food wheat harvest will be at least 35-40 percent.

Pricing will depend on the export regime established by the state. But in any case, hope for cheaper corn should not be. Price of feed grain (1300-1400 USD. / T) is much lower for Food (1500 USD)...

Yuri Potashniy