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TABLE-EU grain crop forecasts from Strategie Grains

PARIS, May 16 (Reuters) - The following is a breakdown of monthly estimates from Strategie Grains for cereal crops in the European Union. The French-based consultancy continues to base its figures on a 28-country EU including Britain because of uncertainty about the terms of the planned British exit from the bloc. For a related story: PRODUCTION (million tonnes) 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2019-20 19/18 (May) (Pct) (April) soft wheat 142.1 127.2 144.8 143.9 +13 barley 58.4 55.8 61.0 60.3 +8 maize 59.7 61.6 63.1 62.9 +2 durum 8.9 8.6 7.7 7.6 -12 rye 7.4 6.3 8.4 8.4 +34 other cereals 22.5 20.9 23.3 23.4 +12 total cereals 299.0 280.4 308.3 306.7 +9 AREA (million hectares) 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2019-20 19/18 (April) (May) (Pct) soft wheat 23.4 23.0 24.0 23.9 +4 barley 12.0 12.3 12.4 12.3 -0 maize 8.5 8.3 8.7 8.7 +4 durum 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.4 -11 rye 2.0 1.9 2.1 2.1 +12 other cereals 6.4 6.4 6.6 6.6 +3 total cereals 55.1 54.7 56.1 56.0 +2 YIELDS (tonnes per hectare) 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2019-20 19/18 (April) (May) (Pct) soft wheat 6.1 5.5 6.0 6.0 +9 barley 4.9 4.5 4.9 4.9 +8 maize 7.0 7.4 7.2 7.2 -2 durum 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 -0 rye 3.8 3.3 3.9 3.9 +19 other cereals 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.5 +9 total cereals 5.4 5.1 5.5 5.5 +7 (Reporting by Gus Trompiz and Valerie Parent)

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