India: Southwest Monsoon Closes Out - Lower Rainfall Shapes Yields

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2017 (June to September) was 5 percent lower than the fifty-year average and 2 percent lower than last year’s monsoon. The first GOI advance production estimates for 2017 indicate lower production for major Kharif crops as moisture availability likely influenced optimal crop yields. 

India: Southwest Monsoon Closes Out - Lower Rainfall Shapes Yields