Grain: World Markets and Trade
Foreign Agricultural Service Circular Series
2003/04 Global Wheat & Coarse Grain Outlook
SUPPLIERS REGAIN SHARE
OF A SHRINKING WHEAT MARKET
World wheat trade is forecast to shrink 7 mmt with new restrictions on imports by the European Union and better crop prospects in North Africa. That leaves exporters fighting for shares of a smaller market. For Russia and Ukraine, winterkill has sharply lowered production prospects and will reduce exportable supplies. Conversely, better crop prospects among traditional exporters such as Australia, Canada, the United States, and Argentina should mean greater exportable supplies and expanding market shares.
STOCKS-TO-USE RATIO DROPS
TO HISTORICALLY LOW LEVELS
Complete Grain Report in PDF: Text and Tables
All Grain Summary Tables: Foreign Countries and US Data
Situation and Outlook: Commentary and Current Data
Historical Data Tables: Selected Regions and Countries
The following changes are effective with this May 2003 Circular:
Countries were either added or deleted from the Situation and Outlook tables to more accurately reflect the major players involved in global grain trade.
Data series have been constructed for Eritrea barley, corn, millet, sorghum, and wheat from 1993/94 to 2003/04. Ethiopia data have been revised over the same time period and no longer include Eritrea.
Bhutan has been moved from South Asia region to Other Asia in order to conform to the standard regional country groupings. These are derived from Schedule C, U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division Classification Schedules for use in compiling U.S. export and import statistics.
Serbia has been renamed "Serbia and Montenegro" and Zaire is now shown as "Congo, Democratic Rep of the" (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in order to conform to current U.S. Department of State use.
Notice to readers:
The Grain: World Markets and Trade circular series no longer includes a printed version of the Historical Data Series for Selected Regions and Countries. Beginning with the January 2003 publication, these historical tables will be available only electronically. The historical tables, along with an electronic version of the Grain: World Markets and Trade circular are available via the FAS website (http://www.fas.usda.gov/grain/). The printed version of the circular will continue to include the Summary Tables and the Situation and Outlook reports.
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Last modified: Thursday, November 13, 2003