Czech stats office raises 2018 grain harvest forecast


The Czech Republic’s grain harvest was seen at 6.62 million tonnes in August, a touch higher than previous outlook released in July, data from the Czech Statistics Bureau (CSU) showed on Monday. The forecast still points to a drop compared to last year, when the grain harvest totalled 6.86 million tones. The following forecasts are based on data collected as of August 15. The 2018 data are actual harvest results. CROP (tonnes) 2018-Aug 2018-July 2017-final wheat 4,514,181 4,344,380 4,718,205 rye 127,219 120,705 109,241 barley 1,635,318 1,561,088 1,712,279 oats 163,296 145,111 142,441 triticale 181,808 173,314 177,252 BASIC GRAINS 6,621,822 6,344,597 6,859,418 rapeseed 1,407,405 1,287,362 1,146,224 NOTE. The overall area sown with basic grains decreased to 1,250,441 hectares, from 1,262,318 hectares harvested in 2017.


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