January 2001 Edition
Major Wheat Exporters'
Ahead of Last Year
Million Metric Tons
Note: Includes exports only for Canada and Australia and licenses as a proxy for EU sales.
World wheat trade for the year is currently estimated to decline by more than 4 million tons because of reduced imports by Russia and minimal imports by India and Pakistan which had bumper harvests. However, sales are up 10% in the first half of the year by the world's five major exporters. These exporters are expected to represent 86% of global trade this year.
Australia and Canada have posted strong sales as demand for wheat has strengthened. Argentina is more than one million tons ahead of last year's pace owing to strong sales to Middle Eastern markets. Alternatively, the EU is behind pace this year because of concerns over tight supplies of quality wheat and high domestic prices while U.S. sales have strengthened somewhat after an initial slow pace.
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