COCERAL sees lower EU and UK grain production in 2022
COCERAL forecasts the total grain crop in the EU-27+UK at 309.5 million tonnes, down from the 312.0 million tonnes harvested in 2021.
In its third forecast for the 2022 crop, COCERAL sees the total grain crop in the EU-27+UK at 309.5 million tonnes. This would be up from the 305.6 million tonnes forecast in March, but down from the 312.0 million tonnes harvested in 2021.
Wheat production, excluding durum, is expected at 143.0 million tonnes, up from the 141.3 million tonnes in the previous forecast but down from last year’s 143.9 million tonnes. The forecast has particularly improved for Spain due to timely rains.
COCERAL outlook for barley production in 2022 is forecast at 60.0 million tonnes, slightly up from 59.4 million tonnes last year. The EU-27+UK 2022 corn crop is now seen at 66.0 million tonnes (previous forecast: 67.3 million tonnes; 2021: 67.2 million tonnes). The EU-27+UK rapeseed crop is forecast at 19.5 million tonnes compared to 19.3 million tonnes expected in March and 18.5 million tonnes last year.