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The MS with the largest production of cereals in 2008 were France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The total cereal production in these countries amounted to 62, 44, 22, 21 and 19 million tonnes, respectively. The main producers of wheat were France, Germany, the UK, Poland and Romania. The production figures for cereals in 2008 are presented in more detail in Table 2 1 (the figures are from the European Commission - Eurostat ). The production figures are presented for the five largest producers of cereals in total, and for selected countries' production of wheat, barley, oat, rye, maize and rice.

Table 2 1. Production figures for EU-27a and the five largest producers of cereals in total, wheat, barley, oat, rye, rice, and maize in the European Union in 2008 (2)
 Cereal in totalCommon wheatDurum wheatBarleyOat (including mixed cereals)Rye(including meslin)MaizeRice
Austria  0.8  0.2  
Czech. Rep.     0.2  
Finland    1.3   
France70.437.02.112.3  16.00.1
Greece  1.4    0.2
Hungary      9.0 
Italy  5.1   9.51.3
Portugal       0.1
Romania      7.8 
Spain23. 0.6
Sweden    0.9   
UK24.317.2  6.1   


The rice produced in Europe makes up around two-thirds of the quantity we consume. This is supplemented by imports of different varieties, mainly long-grain rice such as basmati, while some EU rice - in particular round or medium-grain japonica rice - is exported. Most EU imports come from Thailand, India and Pakistan (3).

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Consumption of cereals in the EU-member states

Pesticides authorised for use in cereals

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Pesticides often found in cereals in the EU coordinated programme

Intake of pesticides from cereals

Feeding Stuff

Consumption of feeding stuff in EU

Composition of feed

Pesticides authorised for use in feeding stuff

Pesticides residues in animal feeding stuff

MRLs and toxicological data

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Published 05-07-2010, 15:24:22


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