Romania’s cereal production dropped 44% in 2020, according to official data cited by Agerpres.
Precisely, this year Romania produced only 17 million tons of cereals, as compared to 30 million tons in 2019. As a result, the exports dropped significantly, both for corn and for wheat. The data for the first 9 months show that the exports dropped with 14%.
Romania is no longer the top European corn producer, as it was in the last years, but also, it is no longer among the top cereal exporters. Last year Romania was the first European grain exporter.
The reason for all these is the drought which severely affected the Romanian farmers. Even from spring, specialists expected for the grain production to drop with 50% this year as compared to the previous one. Unfortunately, their estimations proved accurate enough.