The steady rains made threshing difficult in the southwest and northern parts of the country. 47 percent of the area for cereals was unharvested in Norrbotten. The share of unharvested area for cereals was 11 percent in Västernorrland and Västerbotten counties. Large areas were also unharvested in Värmland, Halland and Kronoberg counties. The areas that were able to be harvested have in many cases produced high yields.
The total yield for cereals was close to 4.7 million tonnes this year. This is an increase of 9 percent compared to last year's low yield. Among others, the area around Lake Mälaren has had problems with pre-summer draughts, but local rain showers resulted in considerable variations in yields even among neighbouring farms. At the national level the share of unharvested cereals was 2.2 percent or roughly 22 000 hectares. This is about twice as much as usual, and with large variations in different parts of the country.
Record high yield per hectare of spring rape
The yield of spring rape per hectare was higher this year than both last year and the five year average in all counties where cultivation occurs on a larger scale. The yield of winter rape per hectare had more mixed results. It was considerably lower than normal in Halland and Västra Götaland counties, partly because of the unharvested areas. The total harvest of rape and turnip rape is estimated at roughly 266 600 tonnes, which is 5 percent lower than last year's harvest.
Field beans reaching previous record yields
High yields per hectare have resulted for field beans in all regions where the crop is cultivated. The year's yield for the entire country was 3 340 kg per hectare, that is, at the same level as the record year of 2009. Cultivation of field beans increased this year for the fourth year in a row. The total yield is estimated at 52 900 tonnes and is now greater than the total yield of peas that is estimated at 42 500 tonnes.