Cereal stocks

Updated 23 May 2019
This information shows the 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.

Overview: February 2019

  • An estimated 1.24 million tonnes of wheat stocks were held by merchants, ports and co-ops in the UK on 22 February 2019. Home-grown wheat stocks were at 1.02 million tonnes and imported wheat stocks were at 225.18 thousand tonnes.
  • As at 22 February 2019, stocks of home-grown barley in merchant, port and co-op stores were estimated at 934.26 thousand tonnes. Stocks of home-grown oats were at 124.23 thousand tonnes.
  • The total amount of maize stocks held by merchants, ports and co-ops in the UK on 22 February 2019 was 325.60 thousand tonnes.
Latest release

View the latest UK merchants, ports and co-operatives (MPC) cereal stocks infomation

UK MPC stocks - February 2019 Download the full dataset
Cereal stocks held by merchants, ports and co-ops in the UK at end-February*
Table of home grown and imported cereal (wheat, barley, maize and oat) stocks held by UK merchants, ports and co-ops at end-February

(1)Imported barley and oats are summed due to confidentiality constraints, (2)Maize is reported as a total of home grown and imported.

Contact us

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

Additional information

The England and Wales on-farm cereal stocks survey is carried out seperately 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.