July 27, 2011


Poland's 2011 grain yield seen down to 5%



The grain harvest of Poland is anticipated to drop around 1-5% this year to 24.3-25.2 million tonnes due to poor autumn and spring weather conditions, according to stats office GUS on Tuesday (Jul 26).


Intensive rains in autumn of last year delayed sowings and alternating periods of drought and rains in spring and summer 2011 also took their toll, the office said.


Analysts earlier expected this year's harvest in Poland, one of the EU's big grain producers, to match 2010 production levels after increased spring sowings compensated for lower acreage of winter crops.


Rapeseed output is expected to fall 6-13% on-year to 1.8-2 million tonnes, the GUS also said, confirming earlier reports of uncertain outlook for rapeseed crops in the region.

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