The Cereals, Leguminous Crops and Oilseed Growing industry includes all farms that grow non-perennial arable crops in open fields. The industry is characterised by a large number of small owner-operated farms growing a range of industry crops, the prices of which are determined on world markets. As a result, the performance of the industry can be highly volatile, shifting according to world commodity prices, global supply and demand and domestic growing conditions. Despite the uncertain performance of the industry from year to year, revenue is estimated to have grown on the whole.
Farms in the industry grow a range of non-perennial crops in open fields, which are often combined within agricultural units. Cereals included wheat, barley, rye, oats, millets, maize and sorghum. Leguminous crops are mainly pulses that are high in protein, such as chick peas, lentils, beans and peas. Oilseeds include linseed, rapeseed, sunflower seeds and sesame seed. The industry does not include the growing of rice.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.