Oats Production, Trade, Consumption

Poland

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15*

2015/16*

Marketing Year Begin

July, 2012

July, 2013

July, 2014

July, 2015

Area

514

434

480

450

(000) HA

Production

1,468

1,190

1,500

1,300

(000) MT

MY Imports

7

17

7

10

(000) MT

MY Imp. From U.S.

0

0

0

0

(000) MT

MY Exports

75

33

40

25

(000) MT

Feed

1,220

1,180

1,280

1,200

(000) MT

FSI Consumption

132

114

129

119

(000) MT

Total Consumption

1,352

1,294

1,409

1,319

(000) MT

Source: FAS/Warsaw, Global Trade Atlas, Main Statistical Office, Poland

*FAS/Warsaw estimation and forecast

For 2015/16 the total supply for oats in Poland is expected to decline in comparison with the record last year. Lower acreage, in pair with forecasted lower than record yields, would lead to an 1.3 MMT crop.

In 2014 oats production amounted to 1.5 MMT. Almost 90 percent was used for feed purposes. Due to the very good harvest, the consumption of oats increased in 2014 year. The acreage of plantings varies up and down accordingly to the seasonal changes of prices of other grains – mainly rye and triticale. Oats export from Poland is almost exclusively directed to the internal EU market, with the biggest share of Spain.