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Romania's 2022 wheat harvest up to 18% lower y/y - minister

Romania's 2022 wheat harvest up to 18% lower y/y - minister Romanian agriculture minister Petre Daea Source Petre Daea FB page

BUCHAREST (Romania), August 10 (SeeNews) - Romania's 2022 wheat harvest is 15%-18% lower year-on-year and the country will export only quantities that come above typical domestic consumption, agriculture minister Petre Daea said on Wednesday.

"Under no circumstances will all the wheat go to export, but only quantities that exceed the needs of the country. I can't leave Romania without its wheat and then have to import from other countries," Daea said during a press briefing following a weekly government meeting.

Daea also said that despite the lower output, this year's wheat harvest will ensure Romania's domestic consumption and export, without elaborating on the volume of wheat harvested this year.

In 2021, Romania's wheat production rose to 10.32 million tonnes, compared to 6.4 million tonnes in 2020, according to provisional data from the national statistics office.