15-01-2014 02:48 AM | France

Steady growth in EU arable crop output to 2023 forecast

The arable crop production in the European Union will reach 316 million tonnes by 2023 and feed and food demand are expected to increase only marginally. This is according to the report ‘Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU 2013-2023', published by the European Commission.

The report based its production forecast on low annual yield growth rates of 0.6% on average. EU cereals production in 2013 is expected to be 304.3mt, up 8% on 2012 from a marginally increased sown area.
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