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Ukraine. Corn planting almost complete 3 June, 2019 at 15:06

Corn planting is 99% complete; the planted area is 2% larger than last year (official data). Lag in buckwheat planting behind last year reduced to 52% (61% a week earlier); millet planting is 41% ahead of last year, reports UkrAgroConsult.

Sunflower planting is 0.7% behind last year (-2.1% as of May 27, 2019). Soybean planting is 12.3% behind last year (-15.6% as of May 27, 2019). 

Ukraine. Sowing progress, May 30, 2019

Crop

Forecast crop area, Th ha

Planted, Th ha

% of forecast

2019

2018

Spring cereals and pulses, total

7239

6958

7067

96

Early spring cereals and pulses

2231

2158

2279

97

Corn

4662

4627

4532

99

Buckwheat

97

44

91

45

Millet

58

52

37

89

Sunflower

 5714

5574.3

5611

98

Soybeans

 1822

1474.6

1682

81