UK cereals supply and demand estimates

Updated 26 November 2020
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: November 2020

Key points
  • A significant fall in wheat availability has led to the tightest wheat balance in over 20 years.
  • The barley balance remains higher than the five year average due to significant production levels.
  • Maize demand remains strong with imports estimated higher than the previous five year average.
  • Another bumper oat crop has led to higher than average forecast exports.  
Download the first official 2020/21 UK supply and demand 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

Download terms of reference (TOR) for both groups.

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

Additional information

Next update: by 25 February 2021* 

*subject to revision

Contact us

For further infomation please contact the AHDB Balance Sheet Team at