Press release
Animal Nutrition
February 21, 2017

Evonik releases Crop Report for Europe

Essen (Germany). Evonik has released the “Europe Raw Material Crop Report 2016” providing information about the nutrient content of major feed ingredients as well as regional variation for the 2016 harvest.

The fifth issue of Evonik’s Crop Report includes analyses of 4,364 samples of common European crops such as barley, rapeseed, corn, sunflower and wheat. The samples were collected in 14 countries across the continent.

Yield and quality of grains are affected by climatic conditions. Wheat yield, for example, decreased by 12 percent compared to the previous season due to an extraordinarily wet spring in parts of Western and Central Europe.

As climate and weather have a significant impact on the nutritional value of crops, an annual update is required to reflect the result of different growing conditions with each year. This report gives detailed information on these figures.

Copies are now available from local sales teams.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, operating in the Nutrition & Care, Resource Efficiency and Performance Materials segments. The company benefits from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. In 2015 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €13.5 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.47 billion.

About Nutrition & Care

The Nutrition & Care segment is led by Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and contributes to fulfilling basic human needs. That includes applications for everyday consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care. This segment employed about 7,000 employees, and generated sales of around
€4.9 billion in 2015.


In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.