WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Egypt’s October-to-January imports of corn gluten meal (CGM) reached 50 million tonnes, up 19% compared to last year, and imports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) also increased to 109,840 tonnes, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) said on Feb. 24.

“Last year, Egypt’s CGM imports reached 164,000 tonnes — a relative milestone compared to 2000 when imports were zero. Egypt is now the largest export market for U.S. CGM,” said Dr. Hussein Soliman, U.S. Grains Council director in Egypt.

Soliman attributed the increase of CGM imports to increased production in Egypt’s poultry, fish and dairy sectors. CGM use in fish feed has grown 20% in the last three years and continues to trend upward.

DDGS imports were up 80,000 tonnes from last year.

“End-users are beginning to realize that DDGS is an excellent source not only for protein but also for energy,” Soliman said.