March 26, 2010
IGC trims world 2010-11 wheat output to 658 million tonnes
World 2010-11 wheat production is expected to see a third consecutive bumper crop of 658 million tonnes, the International Grains Council (IGC) said Thursday (March 25).
This is one million tonnes less than the IGC's February estimate and down 17 million tons, or 2.5%, on 2009-10 production.
World 2010-11 grain production is estimated at 1.764 billion tonnes, down 12 million tons on the year, said the IGC.
"Initial planting forecasts point to a slight increase in area, with corn projected to set a record, but declines in wheat and barley," said the report.