Romanian grain production is likely to decline in Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19 by eight percent, based on the current crop status and initial harvest reports. The winter wheat and barley harvest started earlier than usual. Yields were above the five-year average, but down from last season. Recent rainfall boosted spring crops, which had a difficult start due to dry weather. Corn and barley are driving grain exports, which are estimated to grow by 10 percent during the current MY. A large percentage of this trade is bound for markets in southern Europe.