11 October 2019

Exports this season so far have seen elevated levels to ship prior to 31 October. Corn return Feed wheat volumes for July-October delivery have reached record levels of 1.07Mt (to 03 October).

3 October 2019

On Tuesday we published the second provisional results of the Cereal Quality Survey. The results are now beginning to reflect some of the challenges facing the industry with this year’s wheat crop.

26 September 2019

This season UK barley production looks on track to hit c.7.3Mt, the highest level of production since 2015/16.

26 September 2019

Removal of tariffs would expose the UK cereal market to global prices, but would the domestic market feel an impact?

12 September 2019

The UK will need to price competitively against the likes of both the Black Sea region and France, key competitors to UK trade into non-EU markets.

13 September 2019

The UK wheat harvest is now nearing completion, if yields continue in line with current estimates we tentatively forecast production of wheat at 15.9-16.2Mt. In a “normal” year the surplus wheat would find an export home primarily in the EU. However, this year is far from “normal”.

29 August 2019

The potential for a 7.3Mt+ crop of barley is looming for the 2019/20 season with harvest almost complete.

22 August 2019

Hard Brexit analysis of potential impacts facing UK markets in 2019/20.

19 August 2019

Tariffs? Tariff rate quotas? Allocations? We increasingly hear these terms as we approach 31 October Brexit deadline.

16 August 2019

In the week ending 08 August 2019, spot ex-farm purchases hit 63Kt, the first time barley purchases have reached that amount on records going back to July 2000. Moreover, cumulative, spot purchases of feed barley have accelerated to 235Kt, a figure not reached until April last season.

8 August 2019

Although the oilseed rape outlook is for a large deficit during 2019/20, prices have been unable to continually climb due to a global oversupply of soyabeans.

5 August 2019

The global wheat market continues to look well supplied, although there are still areas that could cap future losses.

29 July 2019

Following what has been an unfavourable growing season for oilseed rape, both in the EU and across Europe, imports are going to be essential.

1 August 2019

UK oat production looks set to be the highest since 1973.

25 July 2019

This morning Defra have released key updates to the June Survey area data. This is after a detailed investigation into both the June Survey and BPS dataset following the variance in English crop area reported between the two surveys in early February.

29 July 2019

Following the decision by Defra to release two data sets for the English cropping areas, there have been questions regarding what the ‘true’ area is.