Wheat Use by U.K. Millers Fell 12% in May From a Year Earlier

Wheat use by U.K. millers fell 12 percent in May from a year earlier, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said.

Processing of the grain dropped to 477,200 metric tons in the month from 539,500 tons in May 2011, Defra said in a report on its website today. Brewers, malt makers and distillers used 55,800 tons of wheat in May, up 18 percent from a year earlier, according to the report.

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