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Belgium: Cereals Market Overview 2021

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Cereals Market Size in Belgium

The Belgian cereals market rose slightly to $X in 2019, surging by X% against the previous year. Overall, consumption recorded a modest expansion. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Cereals consumption peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Cereals Production in Belgium

In value terms, cereals production shrank to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a perceptible contraction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the production volume increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $X in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In 2019, the average yield of cereals in Belgium declined slightly to X tonnes per ha, stabilizing at the previous year. In general, the yield showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the yield increased by X% y-o-y. The cereals yield peaked at X tonnes per ha in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2019, the yield stood at a somewhat lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of cereals production in Belgium fell to X ha, remaining constant against the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, the harvested area reached the peak level of X ha. From 2009 to 2019, the growth of the cereals harvested area remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Cereals Exports

Exports from Belgium

In 2019, the amount of cereals exported from Belgium fell significantly to X tonnes, declining by -X% on 2018 figures. In general, exports recorded a pronounced slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, cereals exports reduced notably to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, exports recorded a perceptible decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X. From 2009 to 2019, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

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), fourfold. Germany (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to the Netherlands stood at +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).

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. It was followed by Italy, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2018, 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 Italy (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the average cereals export price amounted to $X per tonne, surging by X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major foreign markets. In 2018, the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to the Netherlands ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, 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 a decline.

Cereals Imports

Imports into Belgium

In 2019, the amount of cereals imported into Belgium was estimated at X tonnes, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year's figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2012 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, cereals imports reached $X in 2019. In general, imports recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2018, France (X tonnes) constituted the largest cereals supplier to Belgium, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, cereals imports from France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Germany (X tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by the Netherlands (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from France was relatively modest. 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 2018, the average annual growth rate of value from France amounted to -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 2018, the average cereals import price amounted to $X per tonne, increasing by X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, saw a slight decrease. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the maximum at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2018, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major supplying countries. In 2018, the countries with the highest prices were the Netherlands ($X per tonne) and Romania ($X per tonne), while the price for the UK ($X per tonne) and Ukraine ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Romania, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI 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 2019 were China (645M tonnes), the U.S. (405M tonnes) and India (324M tonnes), with a combined 45% share of global consumption. These countries were followed by Indonesia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Russia, Mexico and Egypt, which together accounted for a further 16%.
What are the largest producers of cereals in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of cereals production in 2019 were China (628M tonnes), the U.S. (473M tonnes) and India (324M tonnes), together accounting for 47% of global production. Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, Ukraine, Argentina, France, Bangladesh, Canada and Viet Nam lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 24%.
What are the leading suppliers of cereals to Belgium?
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In value terms, France ($734M) constituted the largest supplier of cereals to Belgium, comprising 40% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($253M), with a 14% share of total imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 8% share.
What are the leading importers of cereals from Belgium?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($175M) remains the key foreign market for cereals exports from Belgium, comprising 47% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($45M), with a 12% share of total exports. It was followed by Italy, with a 7.5% share.
What is the average export price for cereals in Belgium?
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The average cereals export price stood at $268 per tonne in 2018, with an increase of 8.1% 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 $220 per tonne in 2018, picking up by 4.1% 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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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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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

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
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 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
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, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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