23 June 1995

3% rise forecast

GRAIN production in the EU is forecast to rise by 3% this year, according to figures from traders organisation COCERAL.

That would take output for the 15 member states to about 177m tonnes, including 55m tonnes from France (up 4%), 38.5m tonnes from Germany (up 6%) and 21m tonnes from the UK (up 10%).

EU barley output is forecast to rise 1% in 1995, with soft wheat up 5% and corn up 6%. &#42