World cereal production in 2023/24 could increase to 2,813 million tons
Antigua and Barbuda
Published Jun 6, 2023
Initial prospects for world cereal production in 2023/2024 point to a probable increase of 1%, reaching 2,813 million tons (including rice in its milled rice equivalent), according to the latest information note from the FAO on the supply and demand of cereals, published on June 3. As for the main cereals, most of the increase is due to the expected increase in the production of maize, rice and sorghum. These increases will be partly offset by wheat and barley crops, which are forecast to fall below their 2022/23 levels. Furthermore, FAO's first forecast puts world cereal utilization in 2023/24 at around 2,803 million tonnes, i.e. an increase of 0.9% from the estimated level in 2022/23. This slight increase is almost entirely due to expected growth in the use of coarse grains. In addition. The organization forecasts that world cereal trade will remain at levels close to those registered in 2022/23, standing at 471.6 million tons FAO revises ...