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COUNTRY PROFILE

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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5G PACE OF RUSSIAN WHEAT EXPANSION

“Last year it was Russia widening export boundaries and haunting buyers with its record 85 MMT wheat crop. In 2017/18 Russian wheat crop is about 15 MMT lower y/y as per the USDA, and it seemed there is no need in wider geography of sales. Herewith, things changed dramatically and buyers are “haunting” Russia as it offers relevant quality at …

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ROMANIA: POTENTIAL WHEAT BASKET OF EUROPE

Romania is a traditional agricultural country and plays a unique and important part in European agriculture. The soil is fertile and the climate is favorable for agriculture, animal husbandry and horticulture. With a total area of 238,000 sqm, Romania is one of the countries of the most pronounced agrarian profile in the European Union. Having about 15 million ha of …

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A MAJOR PLAYER IN THE GLOBAL BARLEY AND CORN MARKET

Saudi Arabia has become a major importer of wheat and barley since abandoning plans in 2008 to become self-sufficient – as farming in the desert was draining scarce water supplies. Demand for wheat is expected to grow at an annual rate of 3.2 percent to reach 4.5 million tonnes by 2025. Due to the decreasing domestic agricultural production and strong …

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IRAQ: THE BIGGEST WHEAT IMPORTER IN THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER EGYPT

Iraq is a major importer of grains, consumes around 6 million tons of wheat a year. Iraq imports about 3 million tons of flour a year, meeting almost half of its demand. Cereal import requirements in the upcoming 2018/19 marketing year are forecast at 4.4 million tonnes, including 2.9 million tonnes of wheat and 1.1 million tonnes of rice. The …

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ARGENTINA: RISING FOOD GIANT

Argentina is a major producer of agricultural goods, agriculture being a key sector both for its production scale and for its exports. The country’s territory and climate offer an extraordinary potential, especially for grain and livestock production. Mauricio Macri, who came to power by the end of 2015, has implemented economic reforms that promote trade and investments. FAO foresees that …

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BRAZIL: COMPETITIVE PLAYER IN THE WORLD GRAIN MARKET

“As the fifth largest country in the world by area, the sixth largest by population, and nineth biggest economy, Brazil is a major producer, consumer, and exporter of a wide range of agricultural products. It is one of the world’s biggest agricultural powerhouses. Agribusiness is the key driver of the Brazilian economy. The South American country has become an important …

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