The increase in corn production in France would reduce imports into the EU
France, which is Europe's largest grain exporter, due to dry weather conditions in the period of sowing of winter crops has drastically reduced the production and export of wheat and barley, but can 10% increase in corn production.
According to estimates of the Ministry of agriculture of France, in comparison with last year the sowing area of cereals decreased by 5.5% to 8,881 million hectares and an average yield of 12% up to 67 kg/ha and the gross harvest by 16.8% to 59,306 million tonnes, which is 10.3% worse than the average 5-year index, in particular:
sowing area of durum wheat increased by 2.8% to 253 thousand hectares, the average yield decreased by 18.8% to 52 t/ha, gross yield – by 16.7% to 1,302 million tonnes, which is by 26.8% less than the average for the 5 years,
sowing area of barley increased by 1.7% to 1,978 million hectares, the average yield decreased by 21.2% to 56 kg/ha, gross yield – by 20.1% to 10.98 million tonnes, which is 6.2% less than the average for the 5 years, including the acreage of winter barley has decreased by 8.4% to 1,196 million hectares, the average yield - 19.8% to 57 kg/ha and the gross harvest – 26.4% to 6,808 million tonnes, which is 23% less than the average for the 5 years.
- acreage of wheat decreased by 14.5% to 4,278 million hectares and an average yield of 12.7% to 69 kg/ha and the gross harvest – by 25.5% to 29,479 million tonnes, which is 16.5% less than the average for the 5 years,
of sowing areas of corn increased compared to the 2019 9.5% to 1,574 million tonnes. it is Expected that the average yield will rise by 1.1% up to 90 kg/ha and the gross harvest by 10.7 per cent to 14.12 million tons, which is 0.9% higher than the average 5-year average.
according to a new USDA forecast, corn harvest in the EU this season will be at the level of the previous season 66.3 million tonnes (of 64.35 million tonnes in 2018/19 MG), and imports will increase to 25 million MT compared with 19.5 MT in 2019/20 MG that will match the level of the 2018/19 season.
compared with the corresponding period 2019/20 MG the EU in the current season have reduced corn imports by 22% to 3.52 million tonnes, and total grain exports by 34% to 6.07 million tons.
the Containment of export sales of wheat European producers and increased demand from the livestock restricts the import of maize, especially against the background of rising world prices.
in addition, the consumption of maize may be reduced due to the detection of ASF in Germany, causing their borders to German pork and products from it has already closed some countries, including China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Argentina.