Strategie Grains Wheat Numbers

French analysts Strategie Grains have revised down their forecast EU-27 soft wheat production to 128.9 MMT, from 130.6 MMT a month ago and 140.0 MMT in 2008.

Most of the reductions come in Eastern Europe where dryness has reduced yield potential, they say.

Polish production is now seen at 8.5 MMT (-8.6%), Romanian at 4.6 MMT (-30.3%) and Hungarian at 4.7 MMT (-16.0%).

Total EU-27 grain production is seen at 289.7 MMT, down 4.5 MMT from last month and 20.3 MMT, or 7.2%, below last year's 310.0 MMT.