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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Small changes for oilseed rape 

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

Oilseed rape accounts for 4% total crop production.

The area of oilseeds grown decreased 3 per cent in 2020. Despite a small increase in yield of 1 per cent compared to last year, this led to a 2 per cent decrease in production. 

Oilseed rape estimates are not as reliable as those of other crops due to the small amount grown in comparison to other crops.

Oilseed rape is not a cereal. It 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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