India: Erratic Southwest Monsoon Subsides as Output Concerns Rise

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 (June to September) was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year average, and 4 percent lower than last year’s monsoon. The first GOI advance sowing estimates for 2018 indicate lower production for major Kharif crops, as lack of moisture availability will likely influence optimal crop yields. 

India: Erratic Southwest Monsoon Subsides as Output Concerns Rise