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MARS Bulletin 2011 Vol.19 No.12 - Rice monitoring in Europe

Highlights Rice production at EU-27 level is forecast to be close to last year’s values (+0.7%) and is characterized by average yield potential all over Europe. In fact with the exception of very good expectation in France (+10.4%) and Spain (+3.2) yields were around the 5-year average. The decrease in surface at EU-27 level is attributed to the reduction in the cultivated areas in Italy (-0.5% with respect to 2010), Spain (-0.3%) and especially in France (-10.8%) where the lack of rainfall might have further reduced the rice fields.