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September 20, 2019
Rice consumption continues to decline due to a shrinking population and reductions in per capita consumption.
September 19, 2019
Corn production in 2019/20 is up 20 million tons from July’s projection to 250 million tons, as area harvested and yield are adjusted higher.
August 28, 2019
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
April 19, 2019
Persistent dry weather and lingering uncertainty about prices at harvest are likely to delay planting of the MY2019/20 corn crop for the second consecutive year in North East China....
March 18, 2019
Demand for feed ingredients in Japan remains strong in MY2018/19 as livestock inventories have seen little change.
October 1, 2018
Harvest is underway for spring/summer crops. The 2018/19 corn production forecast is lowered as weather and pest-related stress reduced yield potential.
September 19, 2018
Typhoons, heavy rains and prolonged high temperatures in the summer of 2018 are expected to negatively affect both the yield and quality of rice and wheat produced in Japan.
June 20, 2018
Total production of grain and other crops on a grain equivalent basis is estimated at 5.75 million metric tons (5 MMT, milled basis for rice and grain equivalent for soybeans) in marketing year....
March 28, 2018
High prices for Japanese table rice led to Japan’s full utilization of the simultaneous buy and sell quota (100,000 MT), and are expected to lead to continued opportunities in the coming year.
October 19, 2017
Given competitive prices for imported feed grains (particularly for corn) and DDGS, Japanese demand is expected to remain strong in 2017/18, with corn imports again forecast to total 15.2 million MT.
April 7, 2017
Nearly all players in the Chinese grains market continue to operate with little certainty about how the central government intends to manage the transition towards a more liberalized farm sector.
March 22, 2017
Given the competitiveness of U.S. corn, wheat and rice prices, Japanese demand for these grains has remained strong.
October 25, 2016
As a result of favorable weather conditions, 2016 rice production (including feed rice) is estimated to increase slightly despite reduced planting area.
October 20, 2016
As a result of favorable weather conditions, 2016 rice production (including feed rice) is estimated to increase slightly despite reduced planting area.
April 13, 2016
On March 28, 2016, the government announced an end to the floor price for corn.
March 18, 2016
Japan’s feed industry relies almost entirely on imported grains.
July 29, 2015
Overall feed production in Japan continues to be stable, but is gradually trending down and is expected to be below 24 million metric tons in MY2014/15.
May 13, 2015
Corn and rice production are forecast to reach record levels at 226 and 209 million tons in MY 2015/16 respectively. MY 2015/16 wheat production is forecast at a near record 125 million tons.
March 18, 2015
The Japanese feed industry relies almost entirely on imported grains.
February 2, 2015
Recovering from the decline in Japanese Fiscal Year 2012 and JFY2013, corn utilization in compound feed gradually increased in the first half of JFY2014, reaching the JFY 2011 level...

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