Accession Number PB2013-103877
Title Grain: World Markets and Trade. Competitors Aggressively Outsell U.S. Corn.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 55p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Recent quarterly shipment data show U.S. corn exports dropping to the lowest level in at least 2 decades. South American shipments, Brazilian in particular, have tripled even in the face of new-crop U.S. supplies. Drought-reduced production drove up U.S. prices at the same time that key competitors had record or near-record supplies. Simultaneously, early Brazilian soybean shipments and a smaller crop provided port availability to boost corn exports. Black Sea (mostly Ukrainian) corn has been competitively priced, making its way to traditional U.S. markets such as South Korea and Japan. The tailing-off of wheat exports from the Black Sea should provide traders with ample port capacity in the months ahead to execute sales. Consequently, U.S. corn exports for the year are poised to drop to the lowest level in over 40 years, falling below wheat exports. Competitor trade has contributed to U.S. exports crashing by nearly 60 percent in just 5 years, despite world demand trending higher.
Keywords Agricultural economies
Analysis
Corn exports
Grain
Tables(Data)
World markets and trade


 
Source Agency Foreign Agricultural Service Reports Statistics Division
NTIS Subject Category 96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
96C - International Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
70 - Administration & Management
98B - Agricultural Economics
Corporate Author Foreign Agricultural Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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