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November 10, 2020
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in oilseeds.
November 10, 2020
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
April 7, 2020
Edible oil and oilseeds are among the largest food and feed imports into Pakistan. Edible oil imports during 2020/21 are anticipated at a record 3.55 million metric tons (MMT), up five percent over...
March 4, 2020
Although biotechnology laws (i.e., Pakistan Biosafety Rules of 2005, Seed Amendment Act 2015 and Plant Breeders Rights Act 2018, etc.) exist in Pakistan, the rules and administrative processes....
January 20, 2020
Pakistan is a growing consumer market as new hotels, restaurants, and retail food sectors continue to open. Rapid urbanization and a young population are combining to shift traditional consumption....
December 27, 2019
Pakistan’s soybean imports during MY 2018/19 reached 2 million tons, eight percent lower than last year.
July 17, 2019
Pakistan’s purchases of imported soybeans are estimated to reach at 2.0 million metric tons (MMT) during marketing year (MY) 2018/19, 8 percent lower than last year.
May 9, 2019
Pakistan is a growing market for imported food products since the retail sector is growing.
April 8, 2019
In addition to edible oil, Pakistan is now a major importer of oilseeds. Marketing year (MY) 2018/19 imports of oilseeds are estimated to exceed edible oil imports....
November 28, 2018
Pakistan’s soybean imports during 2017/18 reached a record 2.2 million metric tons (MMT) and are forecast at 2.6 MMT in 2018/19 based on preliminary bookings.
August 3, 2018
Pakistan continues to increase its purchasing of soybeans and imports are expected to reach a record 2 million metric tons (MMT) during 2017/18 and 2.5 MMT during 2018/19.
March 31, 2018
Pakistan’s imports of oilseeds are expected to exceed edible oil imports for the first time ever in marketing year 2017/18, reflecting the growing importance of oilseed meals....
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
November 3, 2017
Pakistan’s soybean imports during 2016/17 reached a record 1.6 million metric tons (MMT) and are forecast at 2 MMT in 2017/18 based on preliminary bookings.
August 7, 2017
Pakistan continues to increase its purchasing of soybeans and imports are expected to reach a record 1.6 million metric tons (MMT) during 2016/17 and two MMT during 2017/18.
November 4, 2016
Pakistan’s shift from an importer of soybean meal to an importer of soybeans continues following adjustments to the tariff schedule two years ago.
July 6, 2016
Pakistan continues to expand its imports of soybeans in response to an increased tariff on soybean meal. 2015/16 imports are estimated at a record 1.3 million tons.
April 8, 2016
Pakistan’s MY 2016/17 vegetable oil imports are forecast to be a record 3.3 million metric tons, up 9.6 percent from a year ago.
November 9, 2015
Pakistan continues to expand its imports of soybeans, importing over 500,000 metric tons in 2014/15 (a record), with projected 2015/16 imports of 1.5 million metric tons.
July 7, 2015
Production of cotton, far and away Pakistan’s largest domestic source of oilseeds, is expected to reach 10.0 million 480 lb bales, unchanged from the current USDA 2015/16 forecast.

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