EU-28: Crop Update
The EU28 grain harvest is now well under way in most Member States. Concerns over dry weather which have pervaded through the growing season, especially in the West, are now turning to concerns over wet harvest conditions in some Member States, notably in Germany. Indeed, weather has once again proved the biggest challenge for the EU28 grains crop. Overall, prospects for both yield and quality are mixed, with the exception being Spain where the crop is significantly reduced. The total MY2017/18 EU28 grain crop is subsequently revised down to 300 MMT, still 2.5 MMT larger than MY2016/17 but over 27.5 MMT lower than the record set in MY2014/15.