441,900 tons of cereals to be harvested in 2019 www.zgm.mn
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry estimates that 441,900 tons of cereals will be harvested this year, of which 420,000 tons of wheat, 176,800 tons of potatoes, 91,200 tons of vegetables, 38,000 tons of oil and 80,400 tons of fodder plants.
Approximately 400,000 tons of wheat is planned to be harvested. In this year, 364,800 hectares of cereals, of which 340,100 hectares of wheat, 14,800 hectares of potatoes, 80,000 hectares of vegetables, 82,400 hectares of oil, 42,000 hectares of fodder plants, sowing total 512,000 hectares. In some soums of Bulgan, Khuvsgul, Orkhon, Arkhangai, Uvurkhangai, Uvs and Selenge provinces, crop yields are expected to decrease slightly over the Tuul, Darkhan-Uul, Dornod, Khentii, Sukhbaatar, and Selenge provinces due to overheating and drought. However, it is possible to supply wheat needs domestically.
Additionally, the government plans to increase wheat prices by MNT 50,000 per ton to improve the supply of wheat.