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MARS Bulletin Vol. 20, No. 5

In general the current prospects for EU 27 yields are on average. Compared to our last forecasts soft wheat has been slightly revised down at EU 27 level mainly due to lowered yield expectations for Germany, Bulgaria and Romania; whereas soft wheat yields are slightly increased for France and United Kingdom. Winter barley yields are now forecast at a lower level compared to the last Bulletin by 2.7 % at EU 27 mainly due to yield reductions for Germany and France. Spring barley at EU 27 increased by 5 % compared to the last Bulletin as the yield forecast for Spain was increased by 11 %. Rape seed yield is stable. The decrease in yield for Germany compared to the last Bulletin is compensated by an increase in France.