The generous Ukrainian earth is inconceivable without gold wheat field, and a dining table of the Ukrainian family - without bread. Therefore stocks of grain define a condition of food security of the country. The head department of statistics generalized information about existence of grain crops in area. As of July 1, 2009 in the agricultural enterprises, and also at the enterprises which are engaged in storage and processing of grain crops, was available 461,1 thousand tons of grain (31,3% more than for July 1, 2008).
At the enterprises which are engaged in storage and processing of grain crops, was 116,1 thousand tons of grain. From its total at these enterprises the greatest specific weight is occupied by barley (46,4%) and wheat (46,2%). For January - June, 2009 on storage and processing 511,4 thousand tons of grain (20,9% more than a January - June of last year) arrived. In June of the current year these enterprises bought grain crops on the average on 1047,4 UAH for ton that is 7,0% higher, than in May, including wheat - on 1048,0 UAH for ton 7,1% higher).