Uruguay: Grain and Feed Annual

Uruguayan wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2019/20 is forecast up at 825,000 tons. A very good wheat season in MY 2018/19 is expected to encourage a larger planted acreage. Exports are projected to remain unchanged at 320,000 tons. Very tight corn returns are projected to force planted area and production to drop. Larger corn imports, at 280,000 tons, will be needed to meet the domestic demand. Sorghum production and consumption in MY 2019/20 are forecast to remain stable. Rice production in MY 2019/20 is projected to drop at 813,000 tons (milled basis) because low profitability is forecast to push producers to plant a smaller acreage. Rice exports are forecast at 760,000 tons milled basis, the lowest in the past 10 years.

Uruguay: Grain and Feed Annual