May 2000 Edition
World Grain Import
Demand On The Rise
Non-FSU Imports Hit A Record 200 Million Tons
World wheat and coarse grain imports, excluding the former Soviet Union (FSU), have surged nearly 50 million tons in the past decade to a projected 200 million tons in 2000/01, with the growth evenly distributed between wheat and coarse grains. For wheat, rising demand is fueled by growing populations and by changing diets. Greater demand for coarse grains is driven by increased demand for corn feeding in Asia and barley in the Middle East.
While falling FSU imports offset growth elsewhere in the early 1990s and led to stagnating global trade, total imports are once again on the rise. Global wheat imports are forecast up in 2000/01 to their highest level in 8 years, while coarse grain imports are projected at their biggest in more than a decade, spurred by record barley demand.
All Grain Summary Tables: Foreign Countries and US Data
Foreign Countries' Policies and Programs
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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