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Cereals: estimate for a decline in EU wheat production

Published May 18, 2024

Tridge summary

The USDA has forecasted a 2% decrease in the EU's wheat production for the 2024/2025 season, estimating a production of around 132 million tonnes. This is due to a decrease in the harvested area and average production figures. Weather conditions such as autumn preventive measures in north-west Europe and heavy spring rains in France and Germany have impacted sowing and cultivation. However, heavy spring rains in Spain and Northern Italy have eased drought conditions. Despite some challenges, the forecasted conditions are expected to aid wheat flowering. The wheat production in France, Germany, and Poland is projected to decrease due to a reduction in arable land.
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Wheat production in the EU for the year 2024/2025 is forecast at around 132 million tonnes, according to USDA data on world wheat production. This production is lower by 2.2 million tons compared to the previous year, and correspondingly shows a decrease in the level of 2% compared to the 5-year average. The harvested area is estimated at 23.4 million hectares, which is 0.8 million hectares less than last year and 0.6 million hectares less than the five-year average. Production is estimated at 5.64 tons per hectare, which is a 2% increase compared to the previous year and a 1% increase compared to the five-year average. Weather conditions in the autumn prevented sowing and cultivation activities in north-west Europe, while there are concerns about the recent heavy spring rains in arable areas in both France and Germany. In Spain, by contrast, heavy rains during the spring months broke a 3-year drought that had significantly reduced production. Similarly in Northern Italy, where ...
Source: Agrotypos
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