This year's grain harvest the second smallest in the 2000s
According to Natural Resources Institute Finland’s (Luke) data, the grain harvest remained at around 3.4 million tons in 2017. Since the 2000s began, the harvest has been below 3.5 million tons only once before in 2010. The grain harvest mainly consists of Finland's primary feed grains, barley (1.5 million tons) and oats (1.0 million tons). The harvest of our tree most common grain, i.e. barley, oats and wheat, dropped by around 8, 2 and 4 per cent, respectively. The rye crop was highest since 1990.
Self-sufficiency in rye returning
The rye crop of 114 000 tons is the highest since 1990. It is sufficient to cover consumption of approximately 100 000 tons for one year ahead. In the 2000s, the rye crop has only covered annual domestic demand three times.