United Kingdom EU: Crop Update

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The EU grain harvest is now under way in most Member States. While the prospects for both yield and quality look good in most Member States, this cannot be said of France, the EU’s main grain exporter. While the early cuts of the winter grains in the southern EU are suggesting good yields, cloudy and wet weather over the last two months in France has damaged the outlook for both the size and quality of its grain crop. The total MY2016/17 EU grain crop is subsequently revised down to just under 312 MMT, little changed on MY2015/16 but nearly 16 MMT lower than the record set in MY2014/15, with the possibility of a further reduction post-harvest once the impact on the French crop becomes clearer.

United Kingdom EU: Crop Update

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