UK cereals supply and demand estimates

Updated 23 September 2021
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: September 2021 (End of Season)

Key points

  • Wheat imports rise from the previous estimate, narrowing the deficit.
  • Barley closing stocks are down from 2019/20, starting the new season tight.
  • Maize consumption increases, driven predominantly by animal feed usage. 
  • Oat end-season stocks finish lower than May’s outlook but more than 2019/20.
Download the end of season 2020/21 UK S&D estimates

Historic UK supply and demand

Get involved

As part of our work on UK cereals supply and demand we run two groups to enhance our offering to the industry – the AHDB Cross Sector Working Group and the AHDB Audit Function Group.

The aim of the two groups is to gain more industry input into the balance sheet forecasts before they are finalised, as well as ensuring all data is up-to-date and accurate.

To find out more or if you are interested in joining either group, please do get in contact with the AHDB Balance Sheet Team at balance.sheet.team@ahdb.org.uk

Download terms of reference (TOR) for both groups.

AHDB cross sector working group - TOR AHDB audit function group - TOR

Additional information

Next update: by 28 October 2021* 

*subject to revision

Contact us

For further infomation please contact the AHDB Balance Sheet Team at balance.sheet.team@ahdb.org.uk

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