US Attaché Pegs EU Wheat Crop At 137.7 MMT

The US agricultural attaché projects the 2009 wheat production (including durum) in the EU-27 at 137.7MMT. This is below the 151.7MMT produced last year due to a lower harvested acreage of 25.8 (26.9) mln ha and lower yields.

Barley production is estimated at 64.2 (65.6) MMT from a harvested acreage of 14.3 (14.6) mln hectares.

Corn production is seen at 56.9MMT, down from 62.4MMT in 2008.