8. Data Sources and More Information
First estimates of the Cereal and Oilseed Rape Harvest are made at the annual Crop Report Meeting. A panel of experts from the Scottish cereal industry provide their estimates of the harvest yields and these are applied to final figures for areas sown. Area data is derived from the 2020 June Agricultural Census.
It is important to note that the collection of yield estimates prior to the completion of the harvest may lead to a level of inaccuracy with these first estimates.
Final estimates of the 2020 cereal harvest will be available in December. In April 2020, it was announced in the RESAS Revised schedule of agricultural surveys and outputs that the Cereal Production Survey would be temporarily stopped. The final 2020 estimate will be based on a similar method to the first estimate, using industry intelligence and information about historic trends.
Data Tables and Methodology
The data used to create the charts in this publication and the methodology document are available online at
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