Morocco wheat production seen flat in 2018/19


Morocco’s soft wheat is forecast to total 4.8 million tonnes in 2018/19, Mostafa Chari, Executive Assistant, Moroccan Cereals and Pulses Office (ONICL) said on Tuesday.

Chari told the International Grains Council’s annual conference that the North African country would also produce 2.3 million tonnes of durum wheat, putting the total wheat crop at 7.1 million tonnes.

Total wheat production was little changed from the prior season when the soft wheat crop was at 4.89 million and durum wheat at 2.2 million, he said.

The forecast crop would, however, be sharply up from 2016/17 when there was a soft wheat crop of just 1.86 million and durum crop of 0.87 million.

Soft wheat imports were seen at 3.00 million tonnes in 2018/19, up from 2.66 million in the prior season but below the 4.19 million imported in 2016/17.

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