Data & Analysis

April 20, 2018
FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstani wheat production in MY 2018/2019 at 14 million metric tons (MMT), 0.8 MMT less than in MY 2017/2018, as wheat sown area is expected to fall, reducing harvested area.
April 19, 2018
MY2018/19 wheat and barley production volumes are forecast to remain relatively stable, with corn increasing slightly and rye decreasing.
April 18, 2018
FAS/Ottawa is forecasting MY 2018/19 wheat production to remain similar to the MY 2017/18 level, as additional spring wheat area and improvements in durum yields offset lower spring wheat yields.
April 18, 2018
Economic mismanagement and an overdependence on oil exports have led to Venezuela’s economy contracting for the fourth year in a row, down an estimated 15 percent in calendar year (CY) 2017.