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March 12, 2018
As Ecuador’s economy recovers and domestic corn prices remain high, consumption of wheat and rice increased in 2017/18.
March 9, 2018
FAS Amman forecasts Jordan’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (July-June) at 20,000 metric tons (MT), largely unchanged from the USDA official MY 2016/17 estimate.
March 9, 2018
FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (July-June) to reach 8.45 million metric tons (MMT), up by 4.3 percent compared to marketing year 2017/18.
March 9, 2018
On March 1, 2018, the Ministry of Finance notified raising the basic import duty on chick peas (0713 20 00) of Desi variety (small and dark chickpeas or Black gram) from 40 percent to 60 percent....
March 9, 2018
Export prices increased by 1 percent in response to new demand for white rice under the government-to-government agreement with China.
March 7, 2018
The Consumer Affairs Agency’s expert committee is expected to conclude its review of Japan’s labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods at the end of March 2018.
March 2, 2018
On February 1, 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2018/19.
March 1, 2018
Export prices remain unchanged due to market inactivity. The government delayed its plan to issue a tender for the remaining rice stocks until April.
March 1, 2018
Chile is the top market for U.S. “consumer oriented products” in South America.
February 28, 2018
In early February, Ethiopia retendered for 400,000 metric tons of milling wheat after canceling an earlier-made contract because the supplier failed to provide the $10 million performance guarantee.
February 27, 2018
Russia has harvested its largest grain crop in nearly 40 years, exceeding 134 MMT according to official reports and moving Russia into the number one position of global wheat exporters.
February 26, 2018
Israel is almost completely dependent on imports to meet its grain and feed needs.
February 23, 2018
Italy is suffering from a severe summer drought caused by low rainfall (80 percent below average in the first half of 2017) and exceptionally high temperatures for most of the year.
February 23, 2018
Export prices of white and parboiled rice further declined by 1 to 2 percent while prices for fragrant rice continued to increase.
February 20, 2018
Saudi Arabia’s barley imports for marketing year (MY) 2017/18 are estimated at 8 million MT, about 6 percent lower than the official USDA estimate of 8.5 million MT.
February 19, 2018
Export prices declined significantly by 5 to 10 percent as foreign buyers are waiting for new supplies of MY2017/18 off-season rice which will enter the market in the next couple of weeks.
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 12, 2018
On February 6, 2018, the Government of India (GOI) raised the import duty on chickpeas from 30 percent to 40 percent ad valorem, to curb imports as farmers are set to harvest the local crop....
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 12, 2018
The report lists and describes certificates that should accompany food and agricultural products to Egypt.

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