Dominican Republic: Grain and Feed Annual
Wheat consumption in the Dominican Republic (DR) during Marketing Year (MY) 2022/2023 (July 2022/ June 2023) is forecast at 451,000 metric tons (MT), virtually flat from MY 2021/22. Dominican imports are forecast at 610,000 MT, a 2 percent increase from the last MY, due to increased exports of Dominican wheat products and the adverse effects of international wheat process on local demand for wheat products. Corn imports are forecast to reach 1.6 million MT during MY 2022/23 (October 2022/ September 2023) due to expected strong demand from the poultry sector. Production of milled rice for MY 2022/23 (July 2022/June 2023) is forecast at 640,000 MT with expectations of normal rainfall patterns in the major production areas and increased availability of irrigation water.