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Bulgaria's 2018 wheat harvest 7% below last year's record

Heavy rainfall events in July damaged the wheat fields in Bulgaria and reduced the harvest to 5.5 million. Tons limited. At 4.9 tonnes / hectare, average yields are 7% below those of the previous year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture in Sofia.
The June estimate was 6.1 million tonnes, the record of 2017.
The farmers' associations there are not so optimistic, they only expect a harvest in the amount of 5.2 to 5.3 million tons.
The Bulgarian farmers have now harvested 497,300 tonnes of barley from 97% of the acreage. It is expected to be between 500,000 and 510,000 tonnes, less than in 2017 when 586,000 tonnes came together.
Bulgaria is a cereal net exporter with exports of 4.6 million tonnes of grain since July 2017.

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