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Ukraine grain harvest at 49.3 mln tonnes by Oct.4 - ministry

KIEV, Oct 4 (Reuters) - * Ukraine had harvested 49.3 million tonnes of grain by Oct. 4, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. It said it expected the total 2019 grain crop to be in line with last year's level of about 71 million tonnes. * Farmers have threshed 11.7 million hectares of grain, or 77% of the sown area, with the yield averaging 4.2 tonnes per hectare, the ministry said in a statement. * The harvest included 9.5 million tonnes of corn, harvested from 22% of the sown area, with an average yield of 6.16 tonnes per hectare. * The ministry said farmers have completed this year's harvest of wheat and barley. (Reporting by Pavel Polityuk, editing by Deepa Babington)

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