Japan: Grain and Feed Update

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   JA2021-0128

FAS Tokyo estimates MY2020/21 corn imports will be 15.5 million tons, down 2.4 percent from the previous year due to high global corn prices. FAS Tokyo forecasts MY2021/22 imports to recover to 15.7 million tons. The MY2021/22 wheat and barley harvest concluded with above-average yield estimates, which FAS Tokyo expects to result in sluggish MY2021/22 imports of 5.4 million tons and 1.15 million tons respectively. FAS Tokyo estimates MY2020/21 sorghum imports to decrease to 300,000 tons and MY2021/22 imports to drop further to 200,000 tons due to a shift in favor of rice for feed. High corn and sorghum prices have driven demand for rice in Japan's compound feed mix. FAS Tokyo projects MY2020/21 rice consumption to increase slightly to 8.3 million tons as feed consumption is expected to more than offset declines in table rice consumption.

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Austria: HPAI Detected on Small Farm in Lower Austria

On November 25, the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety confirmed the first on-farm case of avian influenza this fall.
This report includes updates in Section I Food Laws: 1.3.1 Pre-marketing Control; Section II Labeling Requirements: 2.9 Novel Food Labeling; Section VI Other Requirements Regulations and Registration Measures: 6.1 Testing Requirements for Alcohol...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Proposed Amendments to E-Commerce Law

China’s market regulatory agency proposed amendments to the existing e-commerce law that would impose harsher penalties on e-commerce platform operators who fail to appropriately respond to intellectual property protection violations.