Dry and warm conditions across the EU, combined with a decline in corn plantings, are anticipated to reduce the bloc’s total grain production in MY 2022/23. Nevertheless, EU exports of grains are expected to remain stable and partially replace Black Sea Region origins in international grain markets. EU grain importing Member States will expand their purchases in alternative grain suppliers to make up for the limited access to Ukrainian grain and the shorter domestic availability.
On June 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved one genetically engineered (GE) crop (maize) for food and animal feed. The authorization was published in the European Union’s Official Journal on July 1, 2022 and remains valid for 10 years.
On May 19, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved two genetically engineered (GE) crops (1 soybean and 1 corn/maize) for food and animal feed. The two authorizations were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on May 20, 2022, and they remain valid for 10 years.
EU’s total grain production for MY 2022/23 is anticipated to amount to 286 MMT, down from the 293 MMT registered the previous season. The favorable growing conditions across the EU are not anticipated to counter the reduction expected in area planted to grains.
Despite a year-on–year increase in EU grain production, which is now forecast to reach 292.5 MMT, the overall EU grain balance looks tight with only a small recovery in ending stocks forecast, driven by improved corn availability. EU domestic...
On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
MY2021/22 EU total grain production is now anticipated at 293.3 MMT. Abundant rainfall in April and May, while bad for timely spring planting operations, improved soil moisture across the EU and alleviated drought concerns.
In MY2021/22, total European Union grain production is anticipated to rebound nearly 7 MMT to 286 MMT. After persistent drought last season, yields in the main producing EU Member States are expected to return to average levels.