Food cereal utilization projected to increase 1.3%; feed cereal utilization increase 2% for 2014/15

"Overall, the volume of cereals destined for food is projected to progress by 15 million tonnes, or 1.3 percent, compared to 2013/14, resulting in a modest 0.3 percent gain in per caput intake to 153.4 kg per year, of which 67.3 kg corresponding to wheat and 57.6 kg to rice. The expansion in cereal feed utilization is anticipated to be more pronounced than for food, with a forecast expansion of 17 million tonnes, or 2.0 percent, to close to 870 million tonnes. The growth mainly concerns coarse grains, in particular maize, but also wheat in the EU."

("FAO’s forecast for world cereal utilization in 2014/15")

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief: Prospects for 2014 Cereal Production Improve Further," FAO, July 3, 2014, accessed August 15, 2014,

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