This table includes the area, production and humidity of cereals for the production of grain: wheat (common wheat and spelt and durum wheat), rye, maslin, barley, oats, mixed grain other than maslin, grain maize, sorghum, triticale, and other cereal crops such as buckwheat, millet, canary seed and rice. Cereal grains harvested just before maturity are also included in this table. Cereals harvested green or yellow as whole plant for fodder or renewable energy use are not included in this table. This indicator uses the concepts of "area under cultivation", "harvested production" and "humidity". 1) The "area under cultivation" corresponds: • before the harvest, to the sown area; • after the harvest, to the sown area excluding the non-harvested area (e.g. area ruined by natural disasters, area not harvested for economic reasons, etc.) 2) The "harvested production" corresponds to the production for which harvesting started in year N, even though harvesting may finish in year N+1 (N is the reference year for data published by Eurostat). 3) In order to facilitate the comparisons of production figures between the Members States the figures have been converted from national humidity degrees into the standard EU humidity (14%).
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Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union
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