EU-28: Crop Update - All Eyes Are on the Weather
The EU28 grain harvest is now under way in most Member States. Following an extended period of dry weather across much of the region in the spring, which continued and worsened into the early summer in the west, attention is focusing on the size and quality of the wheat and barley crops as well as the development of the corn crop. With the weather over the coming weeks remaining a key influencing factor, the total MY2015/16 EU28 grain crop is revised to just over 305 MMT, down nearly 21 MMT on the record set in MY2014/15. However, if realized, this will still be nearly 2 MMT larger than the crop of MY2013/14 and the third largest EU28 crop on record.