Report Highlights:

Czech farmers experienced another good grain crop. The only exception is the corn crop, which is one third lower than last year's crop.

General Information:

MT = Metric Ton

MY = Marketing Year.

Post and USDA official data both follow the EU28 local marketing year of July to June, except for corn which follows an October to September calendar.

Despite an initial pessimistic outlook and concerns during the summer, the final harvest estimates prepared by the Czech Statistical Office are very positive. Except for corn, all grains show increased yields, when compared to earlier estimates. Average hectare yield for grains (excluding corn) reaches 6.02 MT and is only 1.1 percent lower than last year's exceptional yield. Total grain crop of 7.8 million MT (excluding corn) can be described as very good again, exceeding a ten-year average by 16.6 percent, as reported by the Czech Statistical Office.

Corn crop is estimated at 555,238 MT, a 33.3 percent drop year-on-year. The main reason for such a drop in production is a slump in yield caused by the hot and dry weather experienced, as the harvested area declined only very slightly, by 5.2 percent.

With almost unchanged acreage, the total grain crop (including corn) reaches 8.4 million MT. Quality of grains is so far reported as good or satisfactory.

Final Harvest for MY14/15 and Forecast for MY15/16 as published by the Czech Statistical Office:

Sowing Area (000 HA)

Production (000 MT)

Crop/ Year

MY14/15

MY15/16

MY14/15

MY15/16

Wheat

836

830

5,442

5,329

Barley

351

366

1,967

2,031

Oats

42

42

152

162

Rye

25

22

129

114

Triticale

49

43

244

214

Corn

99

94

832

555

Trade

Czech Republic Export Statistics, Commodity: 1001, Wheat

Partner Country

Unit

Thousands Quantity

% Change

June 2012-July 2013

June 2013-July 2014

June 2014-July 2015

2015/2014

Total, Out of which:

MT

1119

2103

2596

23.46

Germany

MT

923

1,672

2,027

21.24

Austria

MT

51

159

266

67.22

Poland

MT

88

192

181

- 5.70

Slovakia

MT

42

44

72

62.01

Italy

MT

5

26

40

49.91

Denmark

MT

0

0

4

0.00

Switzerland

MT

1

2

3

70.30

Slovenia

MT

0

0

1

241.18

United Kingdom

MT

1

0

1

0.00

Netherlands

MT

2

0

0

35.44

France

MT

2

0

0

- 96.73

Hungary

MT

1

6

0

- 99.96

Czech Republic Import Statistics, Commodity: 1001, Wheat

Partner Country

Unit

Thousands Quantity

% Change

June 2012-July 2013

June 2013-July 2014

June 2014-July 2015

2015/2014

Total, Out of which:

MT

70

36

47

31.33

Slovakia

MT

50

21

32

52.50

Poland

MT

14

9

12

29.93

Germany

MT

2

4

2

- 55.37

Hungary

MT

4

1

1

- 1.25

Austria

MT

1

0

0

11.92

France

MT

0

1

0

- 50.38

Czech Republic Export Statistics, Commodity: 1003, Barley

Partner Country

Unit

Thousands Quantity

% Change

June 2012-July 2013

June 2013-July 2014

June 2014-July 2015

2015/2014

Total, Out of which:

MT

264

217

347

59.67

Germany

MT

135

105

214

103.43

Austria

MT

39

34

46

33.61

Poland

MT

30

22

39

75.37

Slovakia

MT

46

43

36

- 15.87

Italy

MT

4

3

6

76.63

Slovenia

MT

1

3

5

60.98

Switzerland

MT

1

0

0

1.96

Romania

MT

6

3

0

- 99.50

Hungary

MT

2

2

0

- 99.97

Czech Republic Import Statistics, Commodity: 1003, Barley

Partner Country

Unit

Thousands Quantity

% Change

June 2012-July 2013

June 2013-July 2014

June 2014-July 2015

2015/2014

Total, Out of which:

MT

36

37

46

23.59

Slovakia

MT

11

11

19

75.87

Hungary

MT

12

9

10

10.31

Austria

MT

5

9

9

5.25

Poland

MT

5

1

4

287.65

Germany

MT

0

0

2

400.18

Netherlands

MT

0

0

1

232.57

France

MT

1

6

0

- 99.11

Czech Republic Import Statistics, Commodity: 1005, Corn (Maize)

Partner Country

Unit

Thousands Quantity

% Change

Oct 2011-Sept 2012

Oct 2012-Sept 2013

Oct 2013-Sept 2014

2014/2013

Total, Out of which:

MT

69

121

134

11.07

Poland

MT

4

87

69

- 21.52

Slovakia

MT

45

23

37

63.09

Germany

MT

1

1

12

935.37

Hungary

MT

11

2

9

424.78

France

MT

3

4

3

- 5.87

Argentina

MT

3

3

3

15.14

Austria

MT

2

1

1

- 2.72

Czech Republic Export Statistics, Commodity: 1005, Corn (Maize)

Partner Country

Unit

Thousands Quantity

% Change

Oct 2011-Sept 2012

Oct 2012-Sept 2013

Oct 2013-Sept 2014

2014/2013

Total, Out of which:

MT

553

392

294

- 25.05

Austria

MT

79

136

133

- 2.60

Germany

MT

297

147

82

- 44.04

Slovakia

MT

38

50

41

- 19.60

Poland

MT

117

36

34

- 6.32

Italy

MT

1

8

2

- 74.83

Denmark

MT

0

0

1

n/a

Netherlands

MT

20

13

0

- 98.49