Spain: Traders estimate a 45% lower winter grain harvest than in 2022

Updated Jun 9, 2023
For the 2023 harvest, the Association of Grain and Oilseed Merchants of Spain (ACCOE) forecasts a considerable drop in production compared to 2022, which already showed final quantities well below the average.
It estimates 8.04 Mt, that is to say, about 6.66 Mt less than in the previous campaign, in which it reached 14.7 Mt, or which represents a decrease of 45%. Compared to the 2021 campaign, the decrease is 10.3 Mt less and compared to 2020, which was a record campaign, the reduction is 14.1 Mt less. At the national level, a very significant drop in average yields is observed, with 1,530 kg/ha compared to 2,430 kg/ha in the last campaign and 3,320 kg/ha in 2021. Expectations indicate that the final production will be by far the worst in the last three decades, the negative record being lower even than the record levels of 1995 and 2015, years in which they barely exceeded 11 million tons. With large areas of the Peninsula without production -or marginal-, the rains at the end of May, although unequal in location and quantity, have somewhat ...
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