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United Kingdom: Cereals Market Overview 2021

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Cereals Market Size in the UK

In 2019, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in the UK cereals market, when its value decreased by -X% to $X. In general, consumption, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Cereals consumption peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Cereals Production in the UK

In value terms, cereals production expanded to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the production volume increased by X% y-o-y. Cereals production peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, production failed to regain the momentum.

In 2019, the average cereals yield in the UK amounted to X kg per ha, stabilizing at the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield saw a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the harvested area of cereals in the UK amounted to X ha, remaining stable against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern.

Cereals Exports

Exports from the UK

In 2019, after two years of decline, there was significant growth in overseas shipments of cereals, when their volume increased by X% to X tonnes. Over the period under review, exports enjoyed a modest increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, cereals exports expanded rapidly to $X in 2019. Overall, exports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Spain (X tonnes) was the main destination for cereals exports from the UK, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, cereals exports to Spain exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Algeria (X tonnes), threefold. Ireland (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2018, the average annual growth rate of volume to Spain stood at +X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Algeria (+X% per year) and Ireland (+X% per year).

In value terms, Spain ($X), Ireland ($X) and Algeria ($X) constituted the largest markets for cereals exported from the UK worldwide, together comprising X% of total exports. Thailand, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Thailand recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average cereals export price stood at $X per tonne in 2018, surging by X% against the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, recorded a mild descent. 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 2012; however, from 2013 to 2018, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Ireland ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Portugal ($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 Algeria, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Cereals Imports

Imports into the UK

In 2019, purchases abroad of cereals decreased by -X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year rising trend. Over the period under review, imports, however, saw pronounced growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, imports reached the peak of X tonnes. From 2014 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, cereals imports reduced dramatically to $X in 2019. In general, imports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2013 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports reached the peak of $X. From 2014 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

France (X tonnes), Canada (X tonnes) and Ukraine (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of cereals imports to the UK, with a combined X% share of total imports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Romania, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Poland, Brazil and Argentina, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Romania, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, France ($X), Canada ($X) and Ukraine ($X) constituted the largest cereals suppliers to the UK, with a combined X% share of total imports. Romania, Germany, the U.S., Denmark, Ireland, Argentina, Poland and Brazil lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, among the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average cereals import price stood at $X per tonne in 2018, increasing by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price, however, continues to indicate a perceptible curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2012 to 2018, the growth in terms of the average import prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Argentina, 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. These countries were followed by Indonesia, Russia, Brazil, Ukraine, Argentina, France, Bangladesh, Canada and Viet Nam, which together accounted for a further 24%.
What are the leading suppliers of cereals to the UK?
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In value terms, the largest cereals suppliers to the UK were France ($235M), Canada ($182M) and Ukraine ($111M), with a combined 41% share of total imports. These countries were followed by Romania, Germany, the U.S., Denmark, Ireland, Argentina, Poland and Brazil, which together accounted for a further 40%.
What are the leading importers of cereals from the UK?
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In value terms, Spain ($148M), Ireland ($80M) and Algeria ($65M) appeared to be the largest markets for cereals exported from the UK worldwide, together comprising 48% of total exports. These countries were followed by Thailand, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands, which together accounted for a further 26%.
What is the average export price for cereals in the UK?
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In 2018, the average cereals export price amounted to $218 per tonne, increasing by 11% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cereals in the UK?
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In 2018, the average cereals import price amounted to $240 per tonne, surging by 2% 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 the UK. 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:
• United Kingdom

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the UK
• 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
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
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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