Grain: World Markets and Trade
Foreign Agricultural Service Circular Series
Recovering wheat production in Argentina has boosted exports, and with reduced Brazilian demand, more of these exports have been flowing to Mediterranean, African, and even Asian markets. Argentina’s resurgence into these markets has increased competition, especially with the European Union and United States.
During the last few months, the combination of large, late-season, old-crop supplies and prospects for an even better new crop has pushed down prices, with FOB Buenos Aires more than $40 below Gulf HRW. Although some of the price competitiveness has been lost by near-record freight rates, Argentine wheat has still been quite attractive, especially in Egyptian tenders. GASC (Egypt’s state grain purchaser) has already bought over a million tons so far this year, the largest amount ever.
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Last modified: Thursday, November 13, 2003