/UK cereals supply and demand estimates

UK cereals supply and demand estimates

The balance between supply and demand sets the overall tone of the domestic market. AHDB publishes forecasts of cereal supply and demand for the UK split into the areas of availability, consumption, exports, and stocks.
Latest UK cereal supply and demand: November 2021 (First official balance sheet)
Key points
Despite a rise in wheat production, the tightest opening stocks this century limits availability. Imports are forecast to slow, with strong freight costs and logistical issues proving challenging.
Barley production is back, following an area decline. Demand recovery is projected in the H&I sector, although declines in animal feed demand are estimated to offset this.
Maize imports are back substantially, with the grain currently not price competitive.
Higher than anticipated oat production has led to oat end-season stocks becoming bolstered.