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Serbia's 2018 wheat output rises 29.3%

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia's 2018 wheat output rises 29.3% xtrekx/

BELGRADE (Serbia), September 25 (SeeNews) - Serbia's 2018 wheat output rose 29.3% on the year to 2.942 million tonnes, the country's statistical office said on Tuesday, citing preliminary data as of September 1.

The harvested area increased to 648,083 hectares in 2018, from 557,702 ha last year, the statistical office said in a statement.

The statistical office said in June it expected Serbia's wheat harvest to increase by 34.9% in 2018 to 3.069 million tonnes.

Maize production is seen at 6.965 million tonnes in 2018, up 73.3% over the previous year, according to the statement.

Final crop data will be published in March.