COUNTRY PROFILE

Kenya: A pivotal country in East Africa

The economy of Kenya is the largest by GDP in East and Central Africa. It serves as the commercial hub for East Africa, with coastal ports that allow for imports to be received and transported to landlocked neighbors. Agriculture remains the backbone of the Kenyan economy. It has been undertaking agricultural sector reforms that are expected to spur growth. However, …

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South Africa: A gateway to Sub-Saharan African markets

The economy of South Africa is the second largest in Africa. It has a well-developed agribusiness sector, which plays a significant role in job creation and economic development. South Africa is the largest exporter of agricultural products in Africa. The grain industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in the country, contributing more than 30% to the total gross …

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Nigeria: A key player in grain market

The most populous country in Africa with abundant natural resources, Nigeria is the continent’s largest economy by GDP. Agriculture in Nigeria is so important to the economy and people’s daily lives. However, it is a net importer of food and major agricultural products. Bread, semolina, pasta and other wheat flour-based products are staples in the country and the demand for the products …

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Indonesia: A growing wheat product market

Consumption of wheat flour in Indonesia is increasing rapidly due to the its growing population, increasing per capita income and greater urbanisation. Rather than eating rice three times daily, many Indonesians have switched to eating bread or noodles for breakfast. Continued demand for wheat for feed use and stable flour demand are expected to increase Indonesia’s wheat imports to 11.15 …

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Grain and milling industry in Ukraine

“Grain resources in Ukraine are enough not only for meeting the needs of the food industry and the animal sector, but also for stepping up grain exports. At the moment, Ukraine accounts for 9-10% of global wheat exports, up to 17% of corn exports and 15-20% of barley exports. In the long run, the demand for Ukrainian grain will be …

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Mexico: Well-suited country to large-scale agricultural production

“Mexico is the world’s 11th-largest agricultural and livestock producer, and the 3rd-largest in Latin America. The agribusiness industry in Mexico has been in continuous and steady expansion, with the agribusiness landscape driven in part by strong consumer demand and a steadily growing middle class. With a large land mass and a diverse range of climates, Mexico is well-suited to large-scale …

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Canada: Global Grain Supplier

Canada has a well-established agriculture and agri-food industry with long-standing success in the global marketplace. Canadian farms provide a diverse range of crops for domestic and international markets. Wheat is Canada’s largest crop and the single biggest export earner of all its agricultural products. Canada is the world’s largest supplier of pulses, with Canadian pulses being exported to 130 countries …

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Thailand: World’s biggest rice exporter

“Although Thailand typically produces 3 to 5 percent of the world’s rice, it accounts for nearly a quarter of global trade. The average annual yields of Thai paddy rice run to 30-32 million tons, or 20-21 million tons of milled rice. This is consumed by domestic and export markets in roughly equal quantities Thai rice is recognized globally for its …

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Though fragmented, India’s grain milling industry is vibrant and growing

“India processes approximately 200 million tons of various grains and the industry employs roughly 400,000 persons. Indian grain milling industry is a quaint amalgam of the traditional and the modern. Traditional milling equipments coexist with modern mills. If the milling industry has to be described in one word, it would be ‘fragmentation’. There are a very large number of small …

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PAKISTAN: AMONG THE WORLD’S TOP FIVE IN RICE EXPORTS

“A major player in the world grain market, Pakistan’s most important products are rice and wheat. Pakistan is the top five in rice exports. And wheat production is around 25-26 million tons per annum. Because the country consumes almost all of its production barring a small quantity for export, Pakistan has a vibrant wheat milling industry. Investments are now sought …

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