The Harvested Area Remained the Same in 2009

In 2009, cereals were produced on 1.7 million hectares, which remained about the same as in 2008.

However, the average yield of cereals decreased, thus the cereal production in 2009 was 24 pct lower than in the previous year and 15 pct less than the average of the previous 5 years.
The production of wheat, which is the most important cereal, decreased by 22 pct according to 2008 and was 12 pct less than the average production of years 2004–2008.

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