September 1999 Edition
China's Grain Export Surge
After a mid 1990's setback, China's corn exports have rebounded, leading to a solid export position for all grains (corn, wheat, rice) for the fourth consecutive year. Corn exports in 1999/2000 are projected at 5 million tons, while wheat imports are forecast at 1.5 million tons, the second lowest level in the 1990's. Calendar year 2000 Rice exports are expected to remain strong, forecast just over 2 million tons.
The last four years stand in stark contrast to the early 1990's when wheat imports averaged 9 million per year. China's wheat imports have been limited in recent years due to production gains and stagnant domestic use.
All Grain Summary Tables: Foreign Countries and US Data
Situation and Outlook: Commentary and Current Data
Historical Data Tables: Selected Regions and Countries
General Footnotes for Grain Tables
Grain and Feed Contact List
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