Friday, 20 December 2019
The second 2019 provisional production estimate from AHDB places the crop at 5.19Mt, with a range of +/- 159Kt. This estimate is based off an unharvested area of 5.5% and a sample of 292 grower panel forms.
The estimated yield has risen to just over c.46t/ha, resulting in the increased production prediction. A final production figure will be released in the New Year, when more data has been received, as will the November stocks estimate. As further forms are submitted, we may well see the production and unharvested area figures change.