Coceral has lowered its estimate of 2021 soft wheat production in the European Union and Britain to 143.4 million tonnes from 145.8 million projected in May.
The revision was mainly due to lower than expected crops in France, Germany, and Scandinavia.
Particularly, soft wheat production for the EU’s 27 members was trimmed to 128.6 million tonnes from 130.9 million, including a reduced estimate of French production at 35.1 million compared with 36.0 million in May.
Meantime, estimated barley production in the EU and Britain was cut to 60.3 million tonnes from 62.4 million, while forecast corn output was increased to 67.3 million tonnes from 65.0 million previously.
For rapeseed, estimated 2021 production in the EU plus Britain was kept unchanged from May at 18.5 million tonnes.