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Morocco harvested only half as much wheat - drought in the other Maghreb States

Morocco's damaged wheat crop in half by drought

The end of April-beginning wheat harvest in Morocco is expected to lead to a disastrous result. Government officials assume that falls about 54% of the harvest to the drought.  Again and again the country must face drought-induced crop failures. However, the extent of this year's extends far beyond the average of previous years. The country experienced a similar-sized crop failure last time 8 years ago.

The height of the Moroccan wheat harvest is classified at 3.7 million tonnes. Imports are estimated now at around 4 million tonnes. Main suppliers are expected to France and the black sea areas. The Ukraine is can deliver however only limited quantities due to their own difficulties with the wheat harvest.   For durum wheat comes in 1. Canada line into account. Imports will use early in the year, because supplies are largely used up.

In addition to the wheat it is also missing barley.  The result of the harvest will decline to an estimated 1 million tons. Barley imports to rise to 0.75 million tonnes.

Drought damage to fear are also in the neighboring countries of Algeria and Tunisia . So far there are however no concrete information about the extent of the damage.

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