All you need to know about the global harvest

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The latest global crop update from the HGCA provides an overview of both plantings and harvest around the world.

Argentina (Source: Buenos Aires Grain Exchange)

As at August 21:

  • 94.2% of the maize area was harvested
  • 100% of the wheat area was planted
  • 12.5% of the sunflower area was planted
  • 100% of the barley area was planted

Russia (Source: Ministry of Agriculture)

As at August 21:

  • 51.3% of the wheat area was harvested; 45.1Mt was gathered (36.8Mt was harvested by the same point in time in 2013)
  • 58.5% of the winter barley area was harvested; 14.7Mt was gathered (10.4Mt was harvested by the same point in time in 2013)
  • 0.3% of the maize area was harvested
  • 28.5% of the rapeseed area was harvested; 609.3Kt was gathered (519.3Kt was harvested by the same point in time in 2013)
  • 0.9% of the soyabean area was harvested

Ukraine (Source: UkrAgroConsult)

As at August 14:

  • 24Mt of wheat was harvested
  • 9.3Mt of barley was harvested
  • 34.6Mt of total grains were harvested (average yield 3.6 t/ha, 3.17 in 2013)

UK (Source: ADAS)

As at August 19:

  • 55% of the winter wheat area had been harvested
  • 100% of the winter barley area had been harvested
  • 40% of the spring barley area had been harvested
  • 60% of the oat area had been harvested
  • 99% of the winter oilseed rape area had been harvested
  • <1% of the spring oilseed rape area had been harvested

US (Source: USDA)

As at August 17:

  • 72% of the maize crop was in good/excellent condition, down from 73% last week (61% at this point last year)
  • 71% of the soyabean crop was in good/excellent condition, up one percentage point from last week (62% at this point last year)
  • 17% of the spring wheat area had been harvested (6% last week and 16% at the same point last year)
  • 68% of the spring wheat crop was in good/excellent conditions, down 2 percentage points from last week (66% at this point last year)
  • 66% of the oats area had been harvested (52% last week and 66% at the same point last year)
  • 31% of the barley area had been harvested (17% last week and 32% at the same point last year)
  • 62% of the barley crop was in good/excellent condition, down 3 percentage points from last week (65% at the same point last year)

France (Source: France AgriMer)

As at August 18:

  • 97% of the soft wheat area was harvested (93% at the same point in time last year)
  • 70% of the soft wheat crop was in good/very good condition
  • 96% of spring barley area was harvested, in line with the same point in time last year
  • 63% of spring barley was in good/very good condition
  • 86% of maize was in good/very good condition, up from 85% a week earlier

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