1 half year agrarians rye sales up 70.6%, to 0.13 mn MT
20.07.2006 16:20 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As to State Statistics Committee, within this year first half Ukrainian agricultural companies of all kinds ownership (except small-scale ones) have boosted rye sales to 126,617 MT, up 52,384 MT (+ 70.6%) against last year similar.
As for rye sales structure, 10.5% rye was sold to processing companies, 5% have been given to population (incl. public catering system) on account of salaries and 2.3% to shareholders on account of land plots/property shares rental payment, reports State Statistics Committee.
As to Committee, companies have sold 15.2% rye on markets and in shops (stalls, booths, etc); 0.1% rye was sold off on exchange markets/auctions.
65.9% rye was sold through other trade channels.
As earlier reported, within 1 half year 2005 agricultural companies had sold in total 74,233 mn MT rye.
Experts estimated Jun 1, 2006 Ukrainian grain processing/storage companies rye reserves 265,138 MT, down 14.7% (- 45,690 MT) as of Jun 1, 2005.
This year agricultural companies/individual economies have shortened winter/spring rye sown areas (2006 crop) to 377,100 ha, down 246,000 ha (- 39.5%) against last year.