MEXICO CITY, MEXICO — Mexico’s wheat production in marketing year 2021-22 has been revised upward, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA’s updated projection has Mexico’s wheat output at 3.2 million tonnes, up 100,000 tonnes from the previous estimate and 235,000 tonnes higher than the 2020-21 crop.

The USDA said the year-on-year increase was due to “higher planted area and favorable weather conditions.”

With wheat consumption expected to increase by 200,000 tonnes in 2021-22, the USDA is projecting imports to increase by nearly 400,000 tonnes compared to the previous year.

The USDA’s projection for Mexico’s corn output is unchanged from the most recent forecast at 28 million tonnes, but is up 800,000 tonnes compared to the previous year.

Mexico, which ranked second in the world in corn imports last year, is forecast to take in 17 million tonnes in 2021-22, a 500,000-tonne increase.