Which Country Produces the Most Oats in the World?

Cereals November 02, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of oat production were Russia (5,991 thousand tonnes), Canada (3,303 thousand tonnes), Poland (1,363 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 44% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of oat production among the main producing countries was attained by Russia (+1.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced a decline in the output figures.

Top 10 Oat Producing Countries in the World

1. Russia (5,991K Tonnes)
2. Canada (3,303K Tonnes)
3. Poland (1,363K Tonnes)
4. Australia (1,205K Tonnes)
5. Finland (1,069K Tonnes)
6. United States (1,014K Tonnes)
7. United Kingdom (997K Tonnes)
8. Chile (739K Tonnes)
9. Spain (729K Tonnes)
10. Sweden (684K Tonnes)

Global Oats Production

Global oat production amounted to 24,062 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +5.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global oat output pursued a moderate decline from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures decreased at an average annual rate of -0.9%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +15% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global oat production reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Over the analyzed period, global oat production was buoyed by population growth and growth of food production. These key factors are to remain relevant with regard to oat output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a noticeable curtailment of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world oat harvested area amounted to 9,699 thousand ha in 2015, which was 1.1% more than the previous year figure. The oat harvested area indicated a pronounced contraction over the period under review, declining by an average annual rate of -2.6% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total oat harvested area peaked in 2007, declining in the following year. From 2008 to 2015, the total oat harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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Source: World: Oats - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast