National Statistics

Latest cereal usage statistics

Monthly statistics on the use of cereal grain by UK wheat millers, brewers, distillers, maltsters and oatmeal millers.


Cereal usage methodology

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This publication covers the use of wheat, barley and oats by wheat millers, flour producers, brewers, distillers, maltsters and oatmeal millers in the UK. It also includes information on flour production and stocks of cereal held by these cereal processors. The flour millers data includes use of wheat for starch and bioethanol production.

As a result of a review of the requirement of official statistics these statistic notices have been amalgamated into a quarterly return and the monthly Cereal usage by millers, brewers, distillers, and maltsters statistic notice will not be published on 9 June 2016 and 7 July 2016.

Note: Due to a publication issue, this release was published at 10.06 on 4 August 2016 instead of at 09.30. The National Statistician’s Office is being advised and a breach report will be submitted.

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