|Cereal and Potato Production 2020|
Overall production of the three main cereals (wheat, oats and barley) decreased from 2,396,000 tonnes in 2019 to 2,013,000 tonnes in 2020 (-16%). This was due to a combined drop in the production of all three main winter cereals (-47.7%), despite a combined rise in the production of all three main spring cereals (+40.3%). See Table 3.
The production of potatoes decreased from 382,000 tonnes in 2019 to 300,000 tonnes in 2020 (-21.5%). The yield of potatoes decreased from 44.1 tonnes per hectare to 33.8 tonnes per hectare (-23.4%). See Tables 2-3.
Further comparisons with the 2019 results show that: