Cereal and oilseed rape harvest - first estimates: 2021

Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2021 harvest.

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Little change predicted for oilseed rape production

A chart shows area, production and yield estimates of the oilseed rape harvest from 2012 to 2021.

Little change is predicted for oilseed rape production this year compared to 2020. While the area grown has increased around eight per cent, a predicted decrease of around seven per cent in yield may result in little change in production compared to the previous year.

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.


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