International Grains Council

million tons            
Production 18511790199319761983
Trade 271269307292292
Consumption 18551814192619521958
Carryover stocks 360336404426429
year/year change -4-2468 25
Major exporters a) 12496120142147
a) Argentina, Australia, Canada, EU, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, United States
* Wheat and coarse grains

(25 Sep 2014)
  • World grains production in 2014/15 is forecast to be only marginally below last year’s record.

  • Attractive prices are forecast to lift consumption, especially for feed and industrial uses.

  • The global carryover is projected at a 15-year peak, while world trade is expected to remain at a high level, only slightly lower y/y.

  • The world soyabean carryover is seen expanding by more than one-third y/y, boosted by heavy accumulation in the US.

  • Global ending stocks of rice in 2014/15 are projected to decline to a four-year low, led by a 12% fall in the major exporters.

Supply & Demand Graph


Supply & demand: total grains

Trade: total grains

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