Egypt: Grain and Feed Update
FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt’s wheat production in marketing year MY 2018/19 (July-June) at 8.45 million metric tons (MMT). Wheat imports in MY 2018/19 are forecast at 12.5 MMT, up 1.62 percent from the MY 2017/18 import figure of 12.3 million metric tons. Corn imports in MY 2018/19 are forecast at 9.5 MMT, up one percent from the MY 2017/18 estimate of 9.4 million metric tons. Milled rice production in MY 2018/19 is forecast to decrease to 2.8 MMT, revised downward from the USDA official figure of 3.3 million metric tons due to a decrease in the planted area. This marketing year’s planted area is expected to drop to 462,000 hectares, down from MY 2017/18’s 762,000 hectares. Rice imports in MY 2018/19 are forecast at 300,000 metric tons.