Saudi Arabia: Grain and Feed Annual

In MY2014/15, U.S. corn exports continued their dominance of the Saudi market, reaching 1.2 million MT and accounting for 41 percent share of the market. Saudi corn imports in MY2015/16 are forecast to increase by three percent, to 3 million MT. In MY2015/16, Saudi Arabia ended its domestic wheat production program that lasted for more than three decades. A very small number of Saudi farmers, however, are expected to continue their wheat production to supply local artisanal mills. Saudi wheat imports for MY2015/16 are projected to be around 3 million MT, a decline of about 14 percent from a year earlier due to large carryover stocks. Saudi barley imports in MY2015/16 are projected at 8.5 million MT, about 4 percent higher than imports in the previous year. Saudi rice imports are expected to increase by 4 percent, to 1.48 million MT.

Saudi Arabia: Grain and Feed Annual