International Grains Council

million tons            
Production 18501789199419881990
Trade 271269307295297
Consumption 18541814192619611965
Carryover stocks 360335403429429
year/year change -4-2568 25
Major exporters a) 12496118149147
a) Argentina, Australia, Canada, EU, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, United States
* Wheat and coarse grains

(27 Nov 2014)

  • The outlook for world total grains production in 2014/15 is revised upward again and is now only fractionally below last season’s record.

  • A solid rise in grains consumption is expected, led by higher use for livestock feeding.

  • A further accumulation of grains stocks is forecast at the end of 2014/15, to a 15-year high.

  • Global soyabean production is projected to expand by 8%, to a fresh record, with end-season carryovers likely to increase by nearly 40%.

  • Major exporters’ rice stocks are seen falling by 14% in 2014/15, led by India and Thailand.

Supply & Demand Graph


Supply & demand: total grains

Trade: total grains

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