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Buckwheat: higher yields in Ukraine

December 6, 2023 at 2:48 PM , Der AUDITOR
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DALIAN/KYIV. High imports continue to put pressure on buckwheat prices in the Chinese market. Meanwhile, production in Ukraine increased by a good 30% compared to last year.

Chinese market under pressure

In Ukraine, the grain harvest is slowly coming to an end. By the end of November, 139,700 ha of buckwheat had been harvested, with an average yield of 1.48 mt/ha, bringing production to 207,400 mt to date - an increase of almost a third compared to last year. Both the yield and the acreage were higher year-on-year. In the 2022/2023 season, a total of 158,500 mt of buckwheat was harvested on 116,000 ha in Ukraine, with an average yield of 1.37 mt/ha.

Prices on the Chinese buckwheat market are under enormous pressure due to growin

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