Attaché Report (GAIN)

Burma: Pandemic and Coup Reduce Wheat Consumption

Wheat consumption is forecast to decrease in 2021 due to economic contraction and cash shortages post-coup and the continued negative impact from COVID-19.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Burma: Rice Export Policy Updates during COVID-19

With the onset of COVID-19, the Government of Myanmar adjusted its rice trade policy to maintain price stability and increase farmer incomes while also ensuring a sufficient supply for domestic...
South Africa’s corn exports are continuing on the preexisting positive trend amidst a COVID-19 lockdown that started on March 27, 2020.
South Africa has to import rice to meet local demand as rice production is insignificant in the country. As a result, any trade restrictions introduced by exporter countries, due to COVID-19...
On April 9, the Government of Romania (GOR) suspended most exports of grains, oilseeds, and related products as of April 10, 2020, to non-European Union (EU) markets.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Costa Rica: Rice Situation Update

Costa Rican consumers rushed to the supermarkets to buy higher volumes of basic staples such as rice and beans as the first cases of COVID-19 hit the country in March.
Agricultural trade with Taiwan is being impacted by new quarantine measures, port closures, vessel delays, and suspended flights as U.S. agribusiness exporters struggle to find available space....