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Area under winter wheat down 6% in 2018

The area under winter wheat, the main type of grain grown in Germany, has declined by nearly 6% in 2018 on a year earlier. Based on first estimates, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that, on 2.95 million hectares, farmers in Germany have cultivated winter wheat for harvest in 2018.

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Grassland

Grassland 2017: Harvest volumes hardly changed compared to 2016

The estimated harvest amounts of permanent pasture together (pastures and meadows) have barely changed compared to the year 2016 (- 0.5 %). In 2017 30.6 million tons of dry matter were estimated, in 2016 there were 30.8 million tons.

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Utilised agricultural area: more than a quarter is permanent grassland

In 2016, about 4.7 million hectares are used as permanent grassland in Germany. This means that the share of grassland in the utilised agricultural area amounts to almost 28 %.

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Key Figures

Cereals20176,276,200 ha
Grain maize/
maize to ripen fully
2017432,000 ha
Sugar beet2017406,700 ha
Potatoes2017250,500 ha
Peas201785,500 ha
Rape20171,308,900 ha
Mea­dow and pastu­res20174,507,000 ha

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