Pakistan: Grain and Feed Update

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Pakistan’s MY 2021/22 wheat production is estimated at a record 27 million metric tons (MMT). The government has currently procured 5.8 MMT of wheat from this year’s harvest against its target of 6.3 MMT. The government is allowing the importation of up to 3 MMT of wheat duty free. The actual volume of wheat imports during MY 2021/22 will depend on the response of the private sector and market conditions in the country. The MY 2021/22 wheat import estimate is increased from 1 MMT to 2 MMT. MY 2020/21 and MY 2021/22 wheat exports are increased to 500,000 and 600,000 tons, respectively, in response to enhanced cross border trade with Afghanistan. Pakistan has so far exported around 2.2 MMT of rice during MY 2020/21 (November-October). The rice forecast remains unchanged.

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