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Ukraine to Reap Record Corn Harvest of 19 Million Tons, APK Says

October 17, 2011

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Ukraine is to reap a record corn harvest of 19 million metric tons, agriculture researcher APK- Inform said.

The total grains harvest this year may be 51.3 million tons, Anastasia Ivasenko, an analyst with the Dnipropetrovsk- based researcher, said on its website.

Ukraine’s total grain supply in the marketing year which started on July 1, which includes stockpiles, will increase 31 percent from a year earlier to 55.9 million tons, according to Ivasenko. The country’s export potential in the current marketing year is 24.5 million tons, Ivasenko said.

--Editors: John Deane, Alastair Reed

To contact the reporter on this story: Kateryna Choursina in Kiev at kchoursina@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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