Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: final estimates - 2022

Final estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2022 harvest.

Key findings

  • total cereal production from the 2022 harvest is 3.1 million tonnes. This is a 10% increase compared to 2021 and the highest level since 2014.
  • this year’s harvest was remarkably early. Long periods of hot and dry conditions favoured a total cereal yield of 7.6 tonnes per hectare. The highest record of the last 20 years.
  • yields for winter barley, wheat and oilseed rape are the highest reported in the last 20 years. Production of oilseed rape is 16% higher than the average figure reported for the last decade.
  • production increased despite decreases in the sown area of spring barley and oats. The record yields of 2022 offset reductions in area.  

The visual summary provides an overview of the final estimates of the 2022 cereal harvest.

Try our interactive charts of the data included in this report.

All data tables are available to download under supporting documents.

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