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Ukraine 2019 early grain harvest 40% complete

KIEV, July 10 (Reuters) - Ukraine, which expects its 2019 grain crop to remain steady at last year's level of around 70 million tonnes, has harvested about 13.1 million tonnes of early grains as of July 10, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

Farmers have threshed 3.9 million hectares of grains or 40% of the early grains sown area, the ministry said in a statement.

The volume includes 8.6 million tonnes of wheat and 4.1 million tonnes of barley.

Ukraine plans to thresh 9.74 million hectares of early grains this year, including 6.6 million hectares of wheat and 2.5 million of barley. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; editing by David Evans)

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