Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: final estimates - 2020

Final 2020 harvest estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape.

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Overall increase in production but varying crop outcomes 

A chart shows cereal production from 2011 to 2020

Up 1% - Cereal Production 

While there was little change in total cereal area compared to 2019, increases in yield for some cereals resulted in a small overall increase in production of 1 per cent for 2020.

Poor autumn and winter weather made planning and growing winter crops more difficult. This contributed to large decreases for winter barley and wheat.

More favourable weather in spring and summer supported shifts to spring crops and improved growing conditions. 


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