In its fourth
forecast for the 2021 crop, COCERAL sees the total grain crop in the EU-27+UK
at 312.6 million tonnes. This is down from the previous forecast of 315.1 mln
t, but significantly up from the 297.2 million tonnes harvested in 2020.
The wheat production has been revised down to 143.4 mln t from 145.8 mln t mainly due to lower-than-expected crops in France, Germany, and Scandinavia. Last year’s crop was at 128.1 mln t. The EU-27+UK 2021 barley production is now estimated at 60.3 mln t, down from 62.4 mln t in the previous forecast and from the 63.7 mln t seen last year.
The EU-27+UK 2021 corn crop forecast has been revised up to 67.3 mln t from 65.0 mln t (last year: 62.7 mln t) due to weather-related upward revisions for Poland, Germany and the Balkan countries. The Polish corn area has been revised up significantly. The EU-27+UK rapeseed crop is still forecast at 18.5 mln t (last year 17.5 mln t).