Cereal and oilseed rape harvest - first estimates: 2023

Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2023 harvest.

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Data Sources and More Information

Data Sources

First estimates of the Cereal and Oilseed Rape Harvest are agreed at the annual Crop Report Meeting. A panel of experts from the Scottish cereal industry provide their estimates of the harvest yields and these are applied to final figures for areas sown. Provisional area data is derived from the 2023 June Agricultural Census.

It is important to note that the collection of yield estimates prior to the completion of the harvest may lead to a level of inaccuracy with these first estimates.

Final estimates of the 2023 cereal harvest will be available in December. These are based on data gathered from a sample of farms across Scotland.


More detailed methodology information is available in the Methodology.

Related statistics

Cereal and oilseed rape harvest statistical releases (Scotland)

Agriculture, fisheries and rural statistics publications (Scotland)

Crops - agricultural land use, crop areas, yields and production (England and the United Kingdom)

Information about the cereal and oilseeds sector and markets is published by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), including UK cereals supply and demand estimates.

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