Bulgaria expects good 2022 wheat crop, strong exports
“We expect the wheat crop to be close to last year’s. Whether it would be 6.5 million tonnes or 6.7 million will depend on the condition of the sowings in different parts of the country,” Petar Kirovski, who is in charge of grain crop sowings at the ministry, told Reuters in a phone interview.
The Black Sea country is among Europe’s largest wheat exporters and reaped a record-high wheat crop of 7.1 million tonnes last year, up from 4.7 million tonnes in 2020, a particularly poor year, and 6.1 million tonnes in 2019.
“Given the expected good harvest this year, there will be more than enough surplus grains for exports. Over 4 million tonnes can definitely be shipped abroad,” he said.
The Balkan country’s barley sowings were also in good condition and the expected crop will be close to last year’s, when farmers took in over 680,000 tonnes of barley, he said.
Source: ekathimerini- Reuters