FranceAgriMer raises soft wheat export outlook outside the EU 2020/21

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FranceAgriMer raises soft wheat export outlook outside the EU 2020/21




Illustrative file photo of a corn field in Sailly-lez-Cambrai, France


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Illustrative file photo of a corn field in Sailly-lez-Cambrai, France


PARIS, Oct 14 (Reuters) – FranceAgriMer agricultural bureau on Wednesday raised its forecast for France’s soft wheat exports outside the European Union to 6.7 million tonnes in the 2020/21 season, from 6.6 million tonnes. tons projected last month.

Despite the improvement, the figure is still 50% below the record of 13.46 million tons calculated for wheat exports for the 2019/2020 cycle, according to FranceAgriMer data on grain supply and demand .

Like other consultancies in the sector, FranceAgriMer has been anticipating a sharp drop in cereal exports in 2020/21 compared to the previous cycle, after French wheat production fell by around 25% during this quarter due to adverse conditions of the weather.

(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide. Edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo)

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