UK cereals supply and demand estimates

Updated 14 October 2019
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.

AHDB 2019/20 wheat and barley early balance sheets


Wheat and barley production in the UK are provisionally estimated to be considerably higher than year earlier levels. While domestic consumption for both grains is expected to be higher in 2019/20, a rise in total availability has meant the wheat and barley balances are estimated to increase on the year, leading to a significantly larger surplus availability for either export or free stock.       

Download the AHDB 2019/20 wheat and barley early balance sheets

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

Download terms of reference (TOR) for both groups.

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

Additional information

Next update: 28 November 2019*

*subject to revision

Contact us

For further infomation please contact the AHDB Balance Sheet Team at