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April 22, 18:42 Source: APK-Inform Views: 70

EU grain area forecasted to dip by 0.5% in 2014

European grain plantings area is forecasted to dip by 0.5% to 59.4 million ha in 2014, according to the European Union trade association, Coceral.

Grain planting area in EU member states is forecasted to drop slightly by 0.5% to some 56.9 million ha this year, and non-EU countries, including Serbia, Bosnia, FYROM and Albania, are forecasted to plant about 2.5 million ha grains. Soft wheat planted area in the EU is expected to increase by about 2.6% to around 23.8 million ha. Barley is expected to fall by 2.2% to some 12.0 million ha.

Oilseeds planted area in EU member states is forecasted to fall by 0.4% to around 11.6 million ha in 2014, and non-EU countries,only including Serbia, Bosnia, FYROM,are forecasted to plant 414 thousand ha oilseeds crops.

The detail are as follow:

EU crop plantings forecast (000ha)
Crop
2013*
2014**
change%
Soft wheat
23,227
23,841
+2.6
Durum wheat
2,590
2,538
-2.0
Barley
12,289
12,014
-2.2
Corn
9,810
9,439
-3.8
Rye
2,561
2,419
-5.5
Oats
2,721
2,612
-4.0
Sorghum
1,378
1,406
+2.0
Triticale
2,659
2,648
-0.4
Total grains (1)***
57,237
56,916
-0.5
Non-EU
2,504
2,504
0
Total grains (2)****
59,741
59,420
-0.5
Rape
6,683
6,766
+1.2
Sunflower
4,493
4,342
-3.4
Soybeans
447
472
+5.6
Total oilseeds (1)***
11,623
11,580
-0.4
Non-EU
384
414
+7.8
Total oilseeds (2)*****
12,007
11,994
-0.1
* actual data
** forecast
*** including 28 EU member countries
**** including 28 EU member countries and 4 non-EU countries
***** including 28 EU member countries and 3 non-EU countries
Source: Coceral

 

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