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Ukraine 2019 early grain harvest 63% complete

KIEV, July 19 (Reuters) - Ukraine, which expects its 2019 grain crop to remain steady at last year's level of around 70 million tonnes, has harvested 21.6 million tonnes of early grains as of July 19, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Farmers have threshed 6.2 million hectares of grains or 63% of the early grains sown area, the ministry said in a statement.

The harvested volume includes 15.4 million tonnes of wheat and 5.7 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 Jason Neely)

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