Egypt: Grain and Feed Annual
FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (July-June) to reach 8.45 million metric tons (MMT), up by 4.3 percent compared to marketing year 2017/18. Egyptian wheat imports in MY 2018/19 are forecast at 12.5 million metric tons. Corn imports in MY 2018/19 (October-September) are forecast at 9.5 MMT, up one percent from Post’s MY 2017/18 estimate. FAS Cairo forecasts that Egypt’s milled rice production and planted area in MY2018/19 (OctoberSeptember) will drop to 3.3 MMT and 588,000 hectares respectively. Post is revising down MY 2017/18 milled rice production levels to 3.3MMT from USDA’s official estimate of 4.3 million metric tons. The projected reduction is attributed to a decrease in the planted area dropping to 588,000 hectares in MY2017/18 from USDA’s official estimate of 762,000 hectares.