Sunday, 3 July 2022

More Areas Sown with Wheat, Maize, Less with Rapeseed

ZAGREB, 3 July 2022 - It is estimated that the area sown with wheat this year increased by 16,000 hectares to 160,000 (+11.1%) compared to 2021 and that areas sown with maize and soya beans also increased, while those sown with rapeseed and sugar beets decreased, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said this week.

The area sown with maize this year was 290,000 hectares (+0.7%) and the area sown with soya beans was 87,000 hectares (+1.2%).

On the other hand, the area sown with rapeseed was 24,000 hectares, 20% less than in 2021, and the area sown with sugar beets was 9,000 hectares (-10%).

The areas sown with sunflowers and potatoes were the same as last year, 41,000 and 9,000 hectares, respectively.

Data on first estimates of areas sown with important crops refer to the situation as of 1 June. 

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