Coceral Increases EU 08-09 Grain Crop

As the size of the EU-27 2008 corn harvest has finally become clearer, Coceral have increased their estimate for final 2008/09 EU grain production to 310.6 million metric tonnes, from the September estimate of 306.2 million tonnes.

The 2008 EU-27 corn crop is now estimated at 60.8 million tonnes, up from September's figure of 57.7 million tonnes and up a whopping 49% on the year.

Soft wheat production was tweaked up slightly to to 141.1 million tonnes, from September's forecast of 140.7 million tonnes, up 26% on the year.