Bosnia and Herzegovina: Crop Situation Update

The spring planting which started in late April in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is still ongoing. The 2018/2019 corn will be planted on approximately 175,000 hectares (ha) versus the 194,113 ha in 2017/2018, which is a ten percent decrease, due to farmers’ increased interest in soy production. This could translate into a corn production of approximately 962,500 metric tons (MT), significantly higher than the 709,374 MT of 2017/2018 corn, when average yield was only 3.7 MT/ha due to unfavorable weather conditions. The 2018/2019 wheat will be harvested from a planted area of 69,556 ha and is expected to produce 278,000 MT versus the 288,738 MT harvested from 69,453 ha in 2017/2018.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Crop Situation Update