F O Licht sees 2008-09 EU-27 wheat output up 18.3MMT

On Friday F.O. Licht forecast 2008-09 world wheat output will rise by 43.7 million tons to a record high of 652 million. This included a rise of 18.3 million tons in E.U. all-wheat output and 5.1 million tons in competing neighbour Ukraine. F.O. Licht also projects higher E.U. output for corn, barley, oats and rye.