International Grains Council

million tons            
Production 17952002201119681966
Trade 271310317308310
Consumption 18181934197719811981
Carryover stocks 337404438426422
year/year change -236734 -16
Major exporters a) 99120146136134
a) Argentina, Australia, Canada, EU, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, United States
* Wheat and coarse grains

(25 Jun 2015)

  • At 1,966m t, world total grains production in 2015/16 is projected to be 2% lower y/y, although, overall supplies will be only fractionally down y/y.

  • Grains consumption is seen remaining high and end-2015/16 carryover stocks are forecast to contract, but stay comfortable.

  • Grains trade is forecast to be slightly lower y/y in 2015/16, but with maize at a near record.

  • Major exporters’ rice stocks are expected to fall steeply in 2015/16, to an eight-year low.

  • The 2015/16 global soyabean carryover is projected to expand slightly, to a fresh peak, as accumulation in key exporters more than offsets a drop in China.

Supply & Demand Graph


Supply & demand: total grains

Trade: total grains

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