US Attaché Sees Australian Wheat Crop Now 21.6MMT

The US agricultural attaché revised down his estimate for Australia’s wheat production in 2008/09 to 21.6 mln t from the previous figure of 22.4 mln t due to a reduction in the acreage to 13.5 (14.0) mln ha, while yields are unchanged at 1.60 t/ha.

The forecast for Australia’s barley output remained unchanged at 7.9 mln t on an acreage of 4.5 mln ha and at an average yield of 1.75 t/ha.