At the EU level, the forecast for grain maize was revised slightly upwards compared to last month and is now just above the five-year average but below last year’s yield, as marked downward revisions for Italy, and Slovakia were more than compensated for by upward revisions for Romania, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria France and Germany. The forecasts for green maize, sunflowers and sugar beet were also revised upwards. The yield forecast for winter cereals remained stable at the EU level: downward revisions of soft wheat yields in Germany, the UK, and Ireland (mainly due to the difficult conditions around harvesting) were compensated for by an upward revision for France.


JRC MARS Bulletin Vol. 25 No 8