Romania's harvest of wheat and rye reaches eight-year high in 2013 at 7.3 million tonnes, agriculture ministry says; country harvested 5.3 million tonnes in 2012

BUCHAREST, Romania , August 9, 2013 () – Romania harvested 7.3 million tonnes of wheat and rye in 2013, posting an eight-year record, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

In 2012, Romania harvested 5.3 million tonnes of wheat and rye, the ministry said in a statement.

The average wheat/rye yield per hectare increased to 3.5 tonnes from total of 2.1 million sown hectares compared to 2.7 tonnes a year earlier.

The barley harvest this summer totalled 1.5 million tonnes, while the oats and rapeseed crops amounted to 362,000 tonnes and 645,000 tonnes, respectively.

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