January 20, 2012


France's July-November wheat exports fall 13%


In November, France exported 1.75 million tonnes of soft wheat, lowering the output by 13% on-year to 7.5 million tonnes since the start of the 2011/12 season on July 1, customs data showed.


Shipments outside the EU reached 1.1 million tonnes in November, taking the volume so far this season to 4.4 million tonnes, down 27 % on the same period in 2010/11.


Within the 27-member EU, however, the volume exported this season was up 18 % on-year at 3.1 million tonnes, including 609,556 tonnes of soft wheat shipped in November.