International Grains Council

million tons            
Production 18501794200120022006
Trade 271269307300304
Consumption 18531819193519731976
Carryover stocks 361336402432431
year/year change -3-2566 29
Major exporters a) 12597120148147
a) Argentina, Australia, Canada, EU, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, United States
* Wheat and coarse grains

(26 Feb 2015)

  • World total grains production in 2014/15 is forecast at a record 2,006m t, marginally up y/y.
  • Despite strong demand growth, global grains stocks could be at their highest in around 30 years at the end of 2014/15.
  • Grains trade (Jul/Jun) is seen almost matching the previous season’s record.
  • Underscoring tighter supplies, global rice stocks are forecast to fall by 8% y/y, largely on a steep decline in leading exporters.
  • World soyabean inventories are expected to rise strongly, to a record of 45m t, on accumulation in major exporters, notably the US and Argentina.

Supply & Demand Graph


Supply & demand: total grains

Trade: total grains

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