World Grain - August 2014 - (Page 34)

REGIONAL REVIEW S A VITAL GRAIN PRODUCER outh America has become a vital exporter to world grain markets, with its location in the South Hemisphere putting it in a position to supply when many more traditional suppliers are running low. For 2014-15, the International Grains Council (IGC) puts total South American wheat production at 23.9 million tonnes, up from 19.9 million the year before. That includes 12.9 million tonnes in Argentina, up from 10 million tonnes and 6.6 million tonnes in Brazil, up from 5.5 million tonnes. Production in Chile is put at 1.3 million tonnes, compared with 1.4 million the year before, while Uruguay's production is put at 1.6 million tonnes, down from 1.7 million in the previous season. South America is also a major player in the world's maize crop. "World maize production in 2013-14 is placed at a record 972 million tonnes, up 2 million from last month, following a revised forecast for Brazil's second (safrinha) crop," it said. It puts South America's total maize crop for 2014-15 at 110.7 million tonnes, down from 111.6 million the year before. The biggest South American maize producer is Brazil with a 2014-15 crop of 73 million tonnes, down from 77 million the previous year. Argentina's maize crop is put at 27 million tonnes, up from 24 million in 2013-14. Colombia's crop is put at an unchanged 1.7 million tonnes, while Paraguay's crop has risen to 2.7 million tonnes from 2.5 million. Uruguay's maize crop is predicted at an unchanged 1.4 million tonnes and others account for 4.9 million tonnes of maize, down from 5 million tonnes. 34 by Chris Lyddon Due to its location, South America is important when traditional suppliers are running low Brandon Crozier, Chief Executive Officer, Nidera Brazil & EVP of Americas, told the recent IGC Conference in London that from 1999 to 2006 Brazilian maize exports represented an average of 7% of the total production. In 2007, the Black Sea region faced a series of climate issues affecting E.U. corn supply, and in 2007 the E.U. imported 65% of all Brazilian corn exports. "Starting in 2009, Asian markets began to seek Brazilian corn supply due to improving quality," he said. "In 2013, exports represent 35% of total production." South America is a major barley producer, with a forecast (by the IGC) 2014-15 crop of 4.9 million tonnes, down from 5.8 million the year before. Argentina is the dominant producer with a forecast crop of 3.8 million tonnes, down from 4.7 million. Sorghum is also important. The region has a total forecast 2014-15 crop of 7.8 million tonnes, up from 7.3 million the year before. Argentina is the leading producer with a forecast crop of 4.7 million tonnes, up from 4.2 million, followed by Brazil with a forecast 2.3-million-tonne crop following year before output of 2.4 million. The IGC puts Colombia's crop August 2014 / World Grain /

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World Grain - August 2014
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Fundamentals drive wheat prices
Calendar of Events
Latin American milling conferences
News Review - Interflour to build flour mill in Philippine free-trade zone
San Miguel to double flour milling capacity
ADM Milling completes expansion in Indiana
Bartlett building grain facility in Kansas
Cargill to build grain facility in Arkansas
Grupo Bimbo acquires Ecuadorean baker
Didion Milling names vice-president, business development
GrainCorp buys stake in Egyptian flour miller
Egypt purchases 5.1 million tonnes of wheat in 2013-14
United Grain plans bigger expansion at port
E.U. feed groups want decision on GMs
Toepfer renamed ADM Germany
E.U., EIB to work together on agriculture
Uzbekistan harvests record 8 million tonnes of grain
Ungashick joins World Grain sales team
E.U. sets import duty for first time in nearly four years
CHS earnings up 51% in third quarter
CHS makes management changes
Ardent Mills selects office location
Grain Market Review - Coarse grains
Country Focus - South Africa
Feature - Dawn of a New Era
Ardent Mills partners, executives, bring deep roots in flour milling
Regional Review - A Vital Grain Producer
Regional Review - Overflowing with Oilseeds
Regional Review - Export Challenges
Feature - Using Corn as a 'Lifeline'
LifeLine products
Technical Profile - Demanding the best
Feature - A Growing Issue
Feed Operations - Pellet Mills
Feature - Debugging your facility
Species spotted
Guest Commentary - Unforgettable: How flour saved Berlin
Feature - Olam's rice nucleus program
Rice Quarterly - UN sets acceptable levels of arsenic in rice
New rice mill planned for Arkansas
Italy wants ‘fairer’ rice deal
Thailand province developing jasmine rice
Thailand’s rice price shoots up on drought
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Fax Back Program

World Grain - August 2014