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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.
February 9, 2018
Export prices of most grades of rice further declined 2 percent, except for fragrant rice prices which continued to increase due to tighter domestic supplies.
February 7, 2018
Ghana is a net importer of both rice and wheat. Post estimates Ghana’s rice imports in 2017/18 at 550,000 MT, down slightly year-to-year due to growing domestic production.
February 7, 2018
The organic food market in the European Union (EU) is booming.
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.
February 6, 2018
Winter conditions have caused historic snowfall and record-low temperatures across East China.
February 5, 2018
On January 18, 2018, recently installed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa issued the national investment policy statement that outlines the guidelines for investing in Zimbabwe....
February 5, 2018
2017/2018 corn production is forecast lower at 92 million metric tons (MMT), mainly due to reduced area for first- and second-crop corn and an expected return to normal yields.
February 2, 2018
Despite the further strengthening Thai baht, export prices of white rice declined 1 percent due to no new inquiries.
February 1, 2018
Korea continues to meet its mandatory import volume of 408,700 metric tons (MT) from Most Favored Nation (MFN) countries, with purchases of 138,610 MT (milled) from the United States in CY 2017.

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