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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Record yields for spring barley 

A chart shows area, production and yield estimates of the spring barley harvest from 2011 to 2020.

Spring barley accounts for 55% total crop production.

Combined with winter barley this makes up 65 per cent of total crop production.

Spring barley area increased in 2020 as winter barley suffered unfavourable weather conditions and the area grown decreased.

In 2020, 85 per cent of barley production was made up of spring barley.

Increases of around 7% for area sown and yield have resulted in a 15% increase in production for 2020, making it another record year for spring barley. 


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