Turkey: Grain and Feed Annual

The drought in Turkey has finally ended, with rainfall from October 2018 through February 2019 significantly higher than the previous two years. Despite decreasing planting area, Turkey’s wheat production forecast for marketing year (MY) 2019/20 is expected to remain the same at 19 million metric tons (MMT). The barley production forecast for MY 2019/20 is up to 8 MMT, and rice remains the same at 910,000 MT. The wet spring and good returns on other crops are reducing corn planted area with a production forecast of 5.5 MMT. Despite the economic downturn in Turkey, demand from the feed sector continues to grow and wheat products exports remain strong. 

Turkey: Grain and Feed Annual