International Grains Council

million tons            
Production 875865991992992
Trade 9899120114115
Consumption 875863947973974
Carryover stocks  130132175194193
year/year change 1244 18
Major exporters a) 3233516967

(26 Feb 2015)

  • With productivity gains in some large northern hemisphere growers, global output is forecast to increase slightly from last year.
  • Total demand is forecast to reach new highs, driven mainly by growth in feed consumption.
  • Carryover stocks appear comfortable, with larger than average end-year inventories expected in many countries.
  • World trade is forecast to remain well above average, but 4% below last year’s record.

Supply & Demand Graph


Supply & demand: maize

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