French Crop Estimates

FranceAgriMer (formerly ONIGC) say that this season's French soft wheat crop will come in at 35.8 MMT, down 3.2% on last season's 37 MMT. Durum wheat production will be 2.0 MMT this season, down from 2.2 MMT last year, they say.

Barley output will be 12.2 MMT (from 12.3 MMT last year), triticale 1.9 MMT (unchanged), oats 470,000 (also unchanged) and rye 120,000 MT (from 130,000 MT).

For the 2008/09 old crop marketing year they say that domestic wheat usage will be 14.9 MMT (14.2 MMT in 2007/08), exports 15.1 MMT (12.2 MMT) and ending stocks 2.8 MMT (2.7 MMT).