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October 3, 2018
Pakistan’s did not renew the 2018 subsidy on wheat exports, announced earlier this year ($159 per metric ton), that expired on June 30.
September 12, 2018
The Ministry of Agriculture raised the Indian crop year (ICY) 2017/18 (July-June) grain production estimate to a record 284.8 million metric tons (MMT), which is about a 2 percent increase....
August 14, 2018
For marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (May to April), Post’s forecast for total rice area and production is revised down to 11.6 million hectares and 34.4 million tons on slightly lower....
August 3, 2018
Pakistan’s 2018/19 wheat production is estimated at 26.3 million metric tons (MMT), 800,000 tons higher than current USDA estimate.
August 1, 2018
FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstani wheat production in MY 2018/2019 at 14 million metric tons (MMT), 0.8 MMT lower than in MY 2017/2018, as wheat area sown falls.
July 26, 2018
On July 4, 2018, the Government of India (GOI) approved a significant increase in the minimum support prices (MSPs) for the kharif (fall harvested) crops for the 2018/19 season.
June 12, 2018
On May 16, 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) raised the third advance estimate for grains production for the Indian Crop Year 2017/18 (July-June) to a record 279.5 million metric tons (MMT).
May 9, 2018
MY 2018/19 (April-March) wheat production estimate has been raised higher to 95 million metric tons (MMT) on reports of higher yield realization in northern India.
April 20, 2018
FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstani wheat production in MY 2018/2019 at 14 million metric tons (MMT), 0.8 MMT less than in MY 2017/2018, as wheat sown area is expected to fall, reducing harvested area.
April 6, 2018
MY 2018/19 (May-April) total rice area and production levels are forecast to increase to 11.7 million hectares (HA) and 34.7 million metric tons (MMT), due to a recovery....
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....
March 21, 2018
After a record harvest of 98.5 million metric ton (MMT) last year, India’s MY 2018/19 (April/March) wheat production is forecast lower at 94 MMT on lower planting, still a record fourth highest crop.
March 20, 2018
The Government of Pakistan has authorized an export subsidy of up to $159 per metric ton to facilitate exports of up to 2 million metric tons of wheat.
February 12, 2018
FAS/Astana’s wheat production estimate for Kazakhstan remains unchanged at 13.5 MMT in MY 2017/2018 (Oct/Sep), and the new forecast for MY2018/19 is down to 13.4 MMT due to a slightly smaller area....
February 6, 2018
MY 2017/18 (May-April) rice production is forecast down slightly to 32.65 million metric tons on lower Aman variety production caused by unexpected rain during the grain maturing stage.
January 26, 2018
For marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (May to April), Post’s estimates for total rice area and production is lowered to 11.3 million hectares and 33.1 million tons (MMT) due to heavy and prolonged rain....
January 3, 2018
Pakistan’s MY 2017/18 wheat crop is now estimated at 26.5 million metric tons (MMT), the highest ever.
November 3, 2017
For marketing year (MY) 2017/18 (May to April), Post’s estimates for total rice area and production is lowered to 11.3 million hectares and 33.1 million tons (MMT) due to heavy and prolonged rain....
November 1, 2017
MY 2017/18 milled rice production at 107.5 million metric tons (MMT) on lower than expected planting and yield due to suboptimal weather conditions during critical growth stages....
October 25, 2017
FAS/Astana estimates wheat production in Kazakhstan in MY 2017/2018 at 13.5 MMT, down nearly 10 percent from Post’s estimate of 14.99 MMT for 2016/17, due largely to a decline in planted area.

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