Bulgaria: Grain and Feed Update

On September 17, 2020, the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture (MinAg) reported the 2020 wheat harvest at 4.63 million metric tons (MMT), a 21-percent decline from marketing year (MY) 2019/20. Reported average yields were 24 percent lower from last year. The barley crop (winter and spring) was reported at 560,000 metric tons (MT), with average yields down 14 percent from last year. Winter grain crops are lower than previously expected due to dry weather during critical development stages. Post revises down its estimates for the MY 2020/21 wheat crop to 5.0 MMT. Post’s barley forecast is stable at 570,000 MT. The corn harvest began in late August and was at three percent completed as of early September. Bulgaria’s corn area planted was 27 percent above MY 2019/20, a record high. However, hot and dry weather in July and August negatively affected yields. Post reduces its corn production forecast to 3.3 MMT.

Bulgaria: Grain and Feed Update