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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 7, 2018
In MY 2015/16, 37 percent of the total South Korean edible oil supply was palm oil, 35 percent was soybean oil, 9 percent was rapeseed oil and 20 percent was an assortment of other oils.
February 6, 2018
South China’s Agricultural Imports Reach New Record…Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China wood product and bakery ingredient importers…
January 15, 2018
On January 5, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture issued decree No. 35/2018, renewing U.S. Fresh Foods of Plant Origin (FFPO) recognition for an additional three years.
January 8, 2018
With stiff competition from soybean and rapeseed oils, palm oil faced a tough year during MY2017/18.
January 3, 2018
Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) published Circular 20/2017/TTBNNPTNT dated November 10, 2017, guiding the implementation of the Government of Vietnam (GVN)’s Decree....
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 25, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries approved 70 European Union (EU)-proposed geographical indications for agricultural items on December 15, 2017.
December 20, 2017
The Government of Vietnam (GVN) published Decree 39/2017/ND-CP on April 4th, 2017, replacing Decree 08/2010/ND-CP (dated February 2, 2010) on animal feed management....
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 4, 2017
Due to favorable growing conditions and reports of higher production throughout the sector, palm oil production is forecast to reach 38.5 million tons in 2017/18, and 2016/17 output is revised....
November 13, 2017
This goal of this report is to introduce U.S. exporters of farm, fishery and forest products to the major trade shows taking place throughout China.
November 7, 2017
The overall food processing sector is growing 3 percent per year, with dairy, bakery, and processed fish products leading.
November 1, 2017
Post’s MY17/18 soybean production forecast is 14.4 million metric tons (MMT), up from the estimated 12.9 MMT in the previous year.
October 30, 2017
China's demand for imported food-grade soybeans continue to increase, however U.S. food-grade soybeans suffer from poor Chinese consumer perceptions and restrictive import "zero tolerance" policies.
October 27, 2017
Labor shortages, compulsory holidays (including three major ones in August and September) as well as voluntary holidays tacked on to create longer leave meant there were fewer days left to collect....
October 27, 2017
The planned rollout of 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10), initially scheduled on July 1, 2016, and deferred to January 1, 2017, has been postponed indefinitely.
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....
October 20, 2017
During the first eight months of Marketing Year (MY) 2016/17 (Calendar Year [CY] 2017), Brazil became the leading soybean exporter to Vietnam, replacing the United States due to competitive prices.

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