According to the provisional estimate of the agricultural crop production in 2018, the production of winter wheat remains stable compared to 2017, while the production of sugar beets has decreased by 24 %, and that of potatoes by 20 %. For these two crops, the production had reached an all-time high in 2017 and is in 2018 back to normal.
Less cereals and industrial crops in 2018
The agricultural area in Belgium has increased by 21,806 ha, or 1.64 %, according to the provisional agricultural results of Statbel, the Belgian statistical office. This rise is almost entirely due to the increase of the area of green fodder (+13,744 ha) and permanent pastures (+8,513 ha).