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Ukraine's 2019 early grain harvest 95% complete - ministry

KIEV, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Ukraine, which expects its 2019 grain crop to be in line with last year's level of around 70 million tonnes, had harvested 36.8 million tonnes of early grains by Aug. 9, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Farmers have threshed 9.5 million hectares of grains or 95% of the early grains sown area, the ministry said in a statement.

The harvested volume includes 27.1 million tonnes of wheat and 8.5 million tonnes of barley.

Farmers have also collected 587,000 tonnes of peas, 283,000 tonnes of rye, and 303,000 tonnes of oats.

Ukraine plans to thresh 9.76 million hectares of early grains this year, including 6.6 million hectares of wheat and 2.5 million of barley. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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