June 1999 Edition
Reduced 1999/2000 Crop Prospects Will Limit Export Rebound
While exports have been extremely low in 1998/99, the factors contributing to the poor export performance of wheat and barley are quite different. Historically, Canadian wheat exports have typically varied with production- the Canadian Wheat Board has generally been successful in moving wheat onto the world market when it was available. However, in 1998/99 many of Canada's top export markets either sourced their wheat from other destinations, or had extremely low import demand resulting from strong domestic harvests. Lower barley production, coupled with swelling domestic feed demand has all but eliminated Canada as an exporter of feed barley.
In 1999/2000, Canadian barley exports will likely remain quite low, as reduced production and continued strong feed demand will curtail exportable supplies. While wheat exports in 1999/2000 are projected to rise, the 2nd lowest crop in ten years will keep exports below average.
Foreign Countries' Policies and Programs
Situation and Outlook: Commentary and Current Data
Historical Data Tables: Selected Regions and Countries
**Special production note for the June 1999 Publication**
General Footnotes for Grain Tables
Grain and Feed Contact List
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