Projections of wheat production for the EU, Ukraine and Russia increased
Experts Strategie Grains has lowered the forecast of wheat production in the EU in 2019/20 MG in comparison with the previous report on 300 thousand t to 146.1 million tons, which is 15% higher than the figure recorded for the current season.
the forecast of barley production in EU countries was also reduced by 200 thousand tons to 61.8 million tonnes, which is 11% higher than the figure recorded 2018/19 MG, while the forecast of corn production was increased by 500 thousand tonnes to 63 million tonnes, 3% above an indicator of the current MG.
feature of the current sowing campaign in Russia will increase compared to last year, the total acreage of 1.2 million hectares to 80.5 million hectares, including spring crops – to 52.3 million hectares, - said the Minister of agriculture Dmitry Patrushev at session of the government on March 14.
Favorable weather conditions allowed to start planting earlier multiyear periods, so the USDA leaves unchanged the forecast of grain production in the country in 2019 at the level of 118 million tons, of which the share of wheat will be 75-78 million tons.
In Ukraine, wheat production, according to the Agency ProAgro, will increase from 27.6 million tons in 2018 to 28.3 million tonnes in 2019.