Hungary's cereals harvest reached 10.28m tonnes in 2011, down 24.9% from the previous year and 22.2% less than the average annual harvest in 2007-2011, the Central Statistics Office said on Monday, citing preliminary data.
Most other crops also saw a poor harvest after the bumper crop in 2011. The drop was primarily due to unfavourable weather, KSH said. Except for a 3.3% reduction in the case of maize and a 28.5% cut for rape seed, harvested areas were up from a year earlier. The wheat harvest was down 3.3% from the previous year at 3.97m tonnes, in line with a first reading in September, and the maize harvest dropped 40.7% to 4.74m tonnes.
Average yield per hectare fell 11.0% for wheat and fell 38.8% for maize.