Czech Statistical Office reports exceptionally good harvest

12-10-2011

This year´s harvest is one of the best in the last two decades, the Czech Statistical Office said Wednesday, citing a year-on-year increase of 19.4 percent in the grain harvest. The potato harvest grew by 18.2 percent and the sugar-beet harvest by 13.2 percent. A total of 8.2 million tonnes of grains were harvested this year, a figure surpassed only three times in the last twenty years. According to the President of the Czech Agrarian Chamber Jan Veleba, the country will fully meet its needs and be able to export a record 3 million tonnes of grains.