IGC cuts 2017-18 global wheat output view by 0.8 million tonne to 735.1 million tonne.

International Grains Council has cut its estimate for global wheat output in 2017-18 to 735.1 million tonne from 735.9 million tonne forecast a month ago. The downgrade may be attributed to fall in output in the US, European Union and Australia, the report showed. The losses were, however, limited by higher production in Russia. The council has pegged global wheat consumption in 2017-18 at 735.5 million tonne, sharply down from 737.8 million tonne estimated earlier. Global ending stocks of wheat in 2017-18 are estimated at 241.2 million tonne, up from 238.6 million tonne forecast in May.