EU-28: Grain and Feed Annual
The EU28’s grain harvest in MY2018/19 is forecast to be the sixth to surpass 300 MMT in a decade. A slight reduction in area is forecast to be more than offset by a second successive year of improved yields, meaning a small increase in production. After a mild winter and cold snap in February, the crop is reported to be in a good condition. Wet weather has caused some delays to spring planting but it is now well under way. EU28 wheat exports have faced stiff competition in MY2017/18. They are currently forecast to improve in MY2018/19, but not to pre-MY2016/17 levels.