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Ukraine sees 2022 harvest of around 48.5 million tonnes - deputy minister

KYIV, June 13 (Reuters) - Ukraine's grain harvest in 2022 will be around 48.5 million tonnes, First Deputy Agriculture Minister Taras Vysotskyi said on Monday.

Last year's harvest was around 86 million tonnes but Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 and Vysotskyi said the total area sown in Ukraine had decreased by 25% in 2022.

Vysotskyi told a briefing that the 2022/23 exportable surplus could be 30 million tonnes. He said the wheat harvest would be around 17-20 million tonnes. (Reporting By Pavel Polityuk, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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