World Grain Trade Activity, 1999-2000

by Emily Wilson
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FLOUR (1,000 tonnes, wheat equiiv.)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. E.U.

4,374

1. Libya

1,067

2. U.S.

1,399

2. C.I.S.

1,018

3. Argentina

492

3. Indonesia

665

4. Kazakhstan

490

4. Yemen

619

5. Turkey

382

5. Hong Kong

352

World total

9,820

WHEAT (1,000 tonnes)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. U.S.

29,462

1. Iran

7,363

2. Canada

19,373

2. Brazil

7,196

3. E.U.

17,432

3. Egypt

5,973

4. Australia

17,124

4. Japan

5,960

5. Argentina

10,782

5. Russia

5,083

World total

112,434

CORN (1,000 tonnes)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. U.S.

49,371

1. Japan

16,117

2. China

9,935

2. South Korea

8,694

3. Argentina

8,859

3. Taiwan

5,023

4. Hungary

1,786

4. Mexico

4,911

5. Egypt

4,600

World total

73,237

BARLEY (1,000 tonnes)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. E.U.

10,458

1. S. Arabia

5,800

2. Australia

2,870

2. China

2,111

3. Canada

1,806

3. Japan

1,588

4. Iran

1,000

5. Morocco

747

World total

18,689

SORGHUM (1,000 tonnes)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. U.S.

6,296

1. Mexico

4,773

2. Australia

761

2. Japan

2,206

3. Argentina

671

3. E.U.

300

World total

7,999

RICE (1,000 tonnes)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. Thailand

6,549

1. Indonesia

1,500

2. Vietnam

3,370

2. Iraq

1,274

3. China

2,951

3. Nigeria

1,200

4. U.S.

2,756

4. Iran

1,100

5. India

2,026

5. S. Arabia

992

World total

22,872

SOYBEANS (1,000 tonnes)

Top exporters:

Top importers:

1. U.S.

26,490

1. China

10,100

2. Brazil

11,160

2. Netherlands

5,260

3. Argentina

4,130

3. Mexico

3,950

4. Paraguay

2,120

4. Germany

3,440

5. Spain

2,740

World total

46,670

 

Source: International Grains Council, London; U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service, Washington, D.C.

E.U. includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

CIS includes: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakstan, Krgystan, Moldoavia, Russia, Tajikstan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

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