International Grains Council

million tons            
Production 17942001200620001937
Trade 269307304309304
Consumption 18191934197619731960
Carryover stocks 334401431429406
year/year change -2667 28-23
Major exporters a) 97120147146131
a) Argentina, Australia, Canada, EU, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, United States
* Wheat and coarse grains

(26 Mar 2015)

  • World total grains production in 2015/16 is forecast to retreat by 3% y/y, to 1,937m t.

  • Reductions in the major exporters contribute to a projected drop in 2015/16 ending stocks, especially for maize.
  • While lower y/y, grains trade in 2015/16 is expected to remain at a high level.

  • Aggregate global rice stocks are seen declining by 8% in 2014/15, led by falls in Thailand and India, the world’s leading exporters.

  • Reflecting accumulation in the US and Argentina, world soyabean stocks in 2014/15 are forecast to rise by 47% y/y, to an all-time peak.

Supply & Demand Graph


Supply & demand: total grains

Trade: total grains

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