Cereal and oilseed rape harvest - first estimates: 2019

Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2019 harvest.

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Predicted rise in oilseed rape yield and production despite drop in area

Production and Yield estimates for oilseed rape

Estimates of oilseed rape production have indicated an increase in 2019, despite a decrease in the area sown. There is a predicted three per cent decrease in area, however the six per cent increase in yield is expected to lead to a three per cent increase in production.

Oilseed rape estimates are not as reliable as those of other crops due to the small amount grown and limited data available at this early stage.

Oilseed Rape accounts for

  • 4% Total crop production
  • 7% Total crop area

Oilseed rape is not a cereal but is part of the cabbage family. Because it is grown and harvested in a similar way to other cereals it is included in our harvest estimates.

Almost all of oilseed rape is the winter variety and it is mainly used for biofuels.


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