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Ukraine 2021 grain harvest 81% complete at 60.7 mln T

KYIV, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Ukrainian farms have harvested 60.7 million tonnes of grain from 81% of its sowing area, with the yield averaging 4.72 tonnes per hectare, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

The volume includes 32.3 million tonnes of wheat, 9.6 million tonnes of barley, 15.6 million tonnes of corn and small volumes of other grains, the ministry said.

Favourable weather could help Ukraine to harvest a record 80.3 million tonnes of grain this year, up from 65 million tonnes in 2020, the ministry has said. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk Editing by David Goodman )

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