UK cereals supply and demand estimates

Updated 28 November 2023
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 2023

Key points

  • A smaller wheat crop outweighs heavier carry-in stocks and increased imports. This, combined with an uptick in domestic consumption, leaves a tighter wheat balance for the 2023/24 season.
  • For barley, despite expectations of a slight fall in overall domestic consumption, lower availability leads to a tighter than average balance this season.
  • Maize imports in the 2023/24 season are expected to rise for increased usage in animal feed production.
  • A smaller oat crop leads to a tight looking balance this season.
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Historic UK supply and demand

Additional information

Next update: 25 January 2023

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