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Belgium: Cereals Market Overview 2021

Cereals Market Size in Belgium

The Belgian cereals market expanded modestly to $X in 2020, with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, consumption remained at a lower figure.

Cereals Production in Belgium

In value terms, cereals production expanded significantly to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production, however, continues to indicate a slight curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production hit record highs at $X in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

The average yield of cereals in Belgium reached X tonnes per ha in 2020, therefore, remained relatively stable against the year before. In general, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average cereals yield hit record highs at X tonnes per ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the total area harvested in terms of cereals production in Belgium shrank to X ha, flattening at the previous year. In general, the harvested area saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the harvested area increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of X ha. from 2009 to 2020, the growth of the cereals harvested area remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Cereals Exports

Exports from Belgium

In 2020, the amount of cereals exported from Belgium dropped remarkably to X tonnes, which is down by -X% compared with 2019. Overall, exports saw a pronounced reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, cereals exports fell to $X in 2020. In general, exports continue to indicate a noticeable shrinkage. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes) was the main destination for cereals exports from Belgium, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, cereals exports to the Netherlands exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, France (X tonnes), eightfold.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to the Netherlands was relatively modest. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (-X% per year) and Germany (-X% per year).

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X) remains the key foreign market for cereals exports from Belgium, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($X), with a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to the Netherlands totaled -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (-X% per year) and Germany (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average cereals export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% y-o-y. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Germany ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to the Netherlands ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to France, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Cereals Imports

Imports into Belgium

In 2020, overseas purchases of cereals decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the third year in a row after two years of growth. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, cereals imports contracted modestly to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, France (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of cereals to Belgium, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, cereals imports from France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Germany (X tonnes), fivefold. The Netherlands (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from France stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+X% per year) and the Netherlands (+X% per year).

In value terms, France ($X) constituted the largest supplier of cereals to Belgium, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of value from France totaled +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (-X% per year) and the Netherlands (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2020, the average cereals import price amounted to $X per tonne, almost unchanged from the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, showed a slight reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 an increase of X% year-to-year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Canada ($X per tonne), while the price for Ukraine ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cereals in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of cereals consumption in 2020 were China (658M tonnes), the U.S. (350M tonnes) and India (328M tonnes), with a combined 44% share of global consumption. Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Mexico, Argentina and Pakistan lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 20%.
What are the largest producers of cereals in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of cereals production in 2020 were China (629M tonnes), the U.S. (421M tonnes) and India (331M tonnes), together comprising 46% of global production. These countries were followed by Brazil, Russia, Argentina, Indonesia, Ukraine, France, Bangladesh, Canada and Viet Nam, which together accounted for a further 25%.
What are the leading suppliers of cereals to Belgium?
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In value terms, France ($1.1B) constituted the largest supplier of cereals to Belgium, comprising 63% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($227M), with a 13% share of total imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 9.7% share.
What are the leading importers of cereals from Belgium?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($154M) remains the key foreign market for cereals exports from Belgium, comprising 65% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($28M), with a 12% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for cereals in Belgium?
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In 2020, the average cereals export price amounted to $287 per tonne, growing by 11% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cereals in Belgium?
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The average cereals import price stood at $223 per tonne in 2020, remaining stable against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 108 - Cereals, nes
• FCL 103 - Mixed grain
• FCL 92 - Quinoa
• FCL 15 - Wheat
• FCL 71 - Rye
• FCL 44 - Barley
• FCL 75 - Oats
• FCL 56 - Maize
• FCL 27 - Rice, paddy
• FCL 83 - Sorghum
• FCL 89 - Buckwheat
• FCL 101 - Canary seed
• FCL 94 - Fonio
• FCL 97 - Triticale
• FCL 79 - Millet

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cereals market in Belgium. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Belgium

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Belgium
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
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