FOOTNOTES TO GRAIN: WORLD MARKETS AND TRADE
North America: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Latin America: Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.
EU: Austria, Belgium/Luxembourg, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
Other Western Europe: Azores, Cyprus, Iceland, Malta & Gozo, Norway, and Switzerland
Former Soviet Union: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. References to the FSU-12 include all of the above except for the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania).
Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Middle East: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Other Africa: all other African countries except North Africa.
South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Other Asia: all other Asian countries except South Asia.
Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
Unless otherwise stated, stock data are based on an aggregate of differing local marketing years and should not be construed as representing world stock levels at a fixed point in time.
Consumption statistics reflect total utilization, including food, feed, seed, and differences in marketing year imports and marketing year exports.
The Grain and Feed Division, Commodity and Marketing Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, Washington DC 20250 prepared this circular. Information is gathered from official statistics of foreign governments and other foreign source materials, reports of U.S. agricultural attachés and Foreign Service officers, results of office research, and related information. Further information may be obtained by writing the division or telephoning (202) 720-6219.
Note: The previous report in this series was the Grain: World Markets and Trade Foreign Agricultural Service Circular FG 12-03 December 2003. For further details on world grain production, see World Agricultural Production Foreign Agricultural Service Circular WAP 01-04 January 2004.
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