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Bulgaria harvests 8.3% less wheat as of July 19

Bulgaria harvests 8.3% less wheat as of July 19 Ministry of agriculture, food and forestry/All rights reserved

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 26 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria has harvested 4.1 million tonnes of wheat from this year's crop as of July 19 - 8.3% less than a year earlier, the agriculture ministry said.

Wheat was collected from 843,041 hectares, or 74% of the total area sown with wheat, by July 19, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The harvested area was 1.5% lower compared to the year-ago figure.

Bulgaria has also harvested 481,686 tonnes of barley from 109,863 hectares as of July 19.

The harvested area was 95% of the total barley-sown area, while the collected volume was 20.2% lower than a year earlier.