Cereal usage and stocks

Use and stocks of cereal grain in the UK.

The series includes regular publications on the use and stocks of cereal grain and by UK flour millers, brewers, maltsters, distillers and oatmeal millers. It also includes regular publications on cereal stocks held on farms in England and Wales and by ports, co-ops and merchants in the UK.

The Cereals usage by Millers, Brewers, Distillers and Maltsters statistical notice published 8 February 2018 is the final publication of this quarterly series by Defra. Further publications and datasets will be published by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) AHDB cereal usage data.

As well as the survey estimates available there are supply and demand balance sheets for wheat, barley, maize and oats published on the supply and demand section of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).


Published 14 October 2013
Last updated 5 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added information to the "details" section to inform users about cereal usage data availability on this website and a link to AHDB website where the statistics are now being published.

  2. Quarterly cereal usage statistics – use of grain by UK wheat millers, brewers distillers maltsters and oatmeal millers will be published by Defra for the final time on 8th February. Subsequent updates will be published by the AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board).

  3. Added 2017 historical link.

  4. Added 2016 historical link.

  5. Added link and text to the landing page.

  6. Added 2015 historic data.

  7. Historic cereal stocks data added.

  8. Historic 2014 data added.

  9. Updated attachments to include historic statistic notices for 2013.

  10. Update to statistical release.

  11. First published.