The EU28’s grain harvest is forecast to rise three percent in MY2017/18 despite little change to the planted area. This follows the weather driven decline in the French grain harvest experienced in MY2016/17, a significant factor that continues to weigh on the EU28 grain balance. The current outlook for the MY2017/18 EU28 grain crop is good and spring planting is now under way. In large part due to the problems experienced in France, MY2016/17 has seen a significant supply-driven decline in exports. They are currently forecast to recover somewhat in MY2017/18 but not to pre-MY2016/17 levels. 

EU-28: Grain and Feed Annual