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March 8, 2018
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 grains.
March 8, 2018
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....
February 22, 2018
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
February 14, 2018
With new mature area entering full production and expectations for above trend yields, the 2017/18 palm oil production forecast is maintained at 38.5 million tons, a 5.5 percent increase from 2016/17.
February 6, 2018
Winter conditions have caused historic snowfall and record-low temperatures across East China.
January 31, 2018
MY2017/18 corn production is revised up to 5 million metric tons which is 4 percent lower than production in MY2016/17.
January 11, 2018
FAS Vietnam concurs with USDA official wheat imports for marketing year (MY) 2017/2018 at 4 million tons, down from the previous year due to expected lower wheat feed demand.
January 5, 2018
On December 29, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) invited public comments on changes to its fuel ethanol policy.
December 29, 2017
In 2016, estimates for Vietnam’s growing areas of biotech crop (corn) were at 35,000 ha, accounting for about 3 percent of the total cultivated corn area.
December 21, 2017
On December 23, 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) released the National Food Safety Standard....
December 19, 2017
Post concurs with the official USDA estimates for wheat. Market Year (MY) 16/17 corn production and area harvested were marginally increased consistent with July-September 2017 estimates....
December 19, 2017
Several categories of U.S. food and agricultural exports to South Korea saw significant growth in fiscal year 2017 (Oct/Sept).
December 15, 2017
Japan is likely to finalize a determination in January, 2018, that will allow the use of U.S. corn-based ethanol in the production of bio-Ethyl Tert-Butyl Ether (ETBE) from 2018.
December 5, 2017
Rice supply and demand forecasts are unchanged from the last report, and only minor changes are made for wheat and corn.
November 30, 2017
The forecast for MY2017/18 main crop rice production is revised down slightly due to higher than expected flooding damage to fragrant rice.
November 15, 2017
U.S. farm and food exports climbed eight percent in FY 2017, reaching the third-highest level on record.
November 6, 2017
Rice ending stocks are projected to decrease to 1.7 million metric tons (MMT) and 1.2 MMT in marketing year (MY) 2016/17 and MY 2017/18 respectively, as the Korean government has begun allowing....
November 3, 2017
Farmgate prices for rice and corn are under downward pressure as MY2017/18 supplies enter the market.
October 25, 2017
Total ethanol production for 2018 is forecast to grow on strong demand and policy support.
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.