Rye Production in the European Union

Nov 29, 2017
Cartogram map of rye production in the European Union

Today a look at rye production in the European Union.  Poland dominates the EU with regard to the amount of land dedicated to the crop.  It alone accounts for over half of the hectares that are dedicated to rye production in the Union.  With Spain and Denmark, the three countries account for over three-fourths of the land dedicated to harvesting rye.  There is one major caveat however, Eurostat has considered Germany's data unreliable for several years now and thus has not included data for Germany.  Going back to 2009, the last year data for Germany is available, Germany allocated almost the same amount of land as Poland.  So keep that in mind when viewing this map.  A major producer is not included.