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New figures from COPA-COGECA confirm recovery in EU for oilseeds and protein crops

Seeds / Oil Seeds
Grain & Cereals
Supply Yield / Stock Quantity
Sep 9, 2022
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The experts of the Copa-Cogeca working group met in Brussels this week and confirmed that EU-27 total cereal production should reach 269m tons, a decrease of 6.8% compared to the 2021 harvest.
That is quite a significant decline, they said. Looking at the data for the oilseed and protein crops, the situation is more positive, according to those experts. They expect the tonnage in those to be above the annual average output of the past five years, as forecast​​ in July. Oilseed crops are forecast to reach 31.9m tons, which is a 6.7% increase on last year and protein crops are set to hit 3.92m tons, up 5.1% on 2021. The summer drought had a particularly severe impact on the harvest of corn (maize), according to the report. Production stands at 55m tons, down by 20% year-on-year. Common wheat production is also set to see a decline of 2.5%, to reach 125.6m tons. However, the working group expects the production of barley to remain stable, with a harvest of 51m tons. Oilseed rape production recovered, with output at 19.5m tons. The Copa-Cogeca team said the positive result for that crop was due to an increase in the area cultivated but also good yields. Even though the area ...
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