Cereal stocks

Updated 26 August 2021
This information shows the estimated volume of cereal stocks held by merchants, ports and co-operatives in the UK at the end of February and June each year. The level of stocks held in the UK is a key factor for the market in determining price trends. This information is used to produce the UK cereals supply and demand estimates.

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Estimated cereal stocks held by merchants, ports and co-ops in the UK

Source: AHDB, Defra

*Insufficient sample to produce robust figure.

(1) Maize is reported as a total of home grown and imported.

(2) Imported barley and oats are combined due to confidentiality constraints. 

Additional information

The England and Wales on-farm cereal stocks survey is carried out separately by Defra. Similar to the merchants, ports and co-operatives survey, it is carried out as at the end of February and June each year with the results published by Defra in the spring and summer. The on-farm cereal stocks information can be found here.

For further information please contact the AHDB Arable Team at balance.sheet.team@ahdb.org.uk

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