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| Sugar Cane for Centrifugal, Sugar, Centrifugal | The supply and demand for sugar in Zimbabwe | Sugar | Pretoria | Zimbabwe | 4/29/2016
Post forecasts that sugar cane production in Zimbabwe will decrease by five percent to 3,180 Million MT in the 2016/17 MY. This will result in a three percent decrease in sugar production to 400,000 MT in the 2016/17 MY. The decrease in sugar production and low stock levels is forecasted to result in a 32 percent decrease in exports to 110,000 MT in the 2016/17 MY.
Sugar Annual_Pretoria_Zimbabwe_4-26-2016



| FSSAI Publishes Parameters for Testing Various Food Products | Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety, Exporter Guide, FAIRS Subject Report | New Delhi | India | 4/29/2016
The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published documents on parameters for testing and analysis of samples of various food products.
FSSAI Publishes Parameters for Testing Various Food Products_New Delhi_India_4-26-2016



| Lists of animals and products to be subject to veterinary controls | Policy and Program Announcements, Agricultural Situation | Ankara | Turkey | 4/29/2016
Within the scope of Turkey`s harmonization period to be an EU Member, Turkey has started to harmonize many EU laws into Turkish legislation.  In 2011, Turkey had published an implementing regulation to harmonize with the EU Commission Decision 2007/275/EU. The title of the this regulation is: “Implementing regulation concerning lists of animals and products to be subject to veterinary controls at introduction into the country”.   In 2015, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MinFAL) rev...
Lists of animals and products to be subject to veterinary controls _Ankara_Turkey_4-22-2016



| Sugar, Centrifugal | Report | Sugar | Brussels USEU | EU-28 | 4/28/2016
The EU-28 sugar production for food purposes for MY 2016/17 is forecasted at 16.5 million MT in raw sugar equivalent (RSE), with another 0.9 million MT produced for industrial purposes.  The estimate for the MY 2015/16 production under the EU sugar regime is decreased to 14.0 million MT RSE, as EU sugar processors carried over 2.89 million MT RSE of unsold out-of-quota sugar from MY 2014/15.  The surplus for industrial uses for MY 2015/16 was a 2.2 million MT.  EU-28 quota production for MY 201...
Sugar Annual_Brussels USEU_EU-28_4-25-2016



| Select | Corn up, Wheat down and Barley unchanged | Grain and Feed | Kiev | Ukraine | 4/28/2016
Production of wheat in MY 2016/17 is forecast to decrease based on lower production area under this crop planted in Autumn 2015. Corn production is forecast to increase based on an expected similar production area, but higher yields compared to MY2015/16. Barley volumes are projected to remain stable, while rye production is expected to decrease. Ukraine continues to develop closer economic ties with the European Union. This translates into growth of exports to this destination, both for grain...
Grain and Feed Annual_Kiev_Ukraine_4-25-2016



| Select | 2016 | Oilseeds and Products | Ottawa | Canada | 4/27/2016
Canada's oilseed production (canola, soybeans and sunflowers) for 2016/2017 is forecast to drop to 21.5 million metric tons (MMT), down 2.0 million tons from 2015/2016, mostly driven by lower canola production.  Total crush is forecast to fall to 9.75 MMT, a 5 percent decrease from the 2015/2016 anticipated crush levels of 10.2 MMT.  Crush is projected lower in 2016/17 resulting from lower projected oilseed supplies and a corresponding   drop in exports.  Canola crush is raised 100,000 tons in 2...
Oilseeds and Products Annual_Ottawa_Canada_4-22-2016



| Mexico Lifts Ban for U.S. Poultry Products | Poultry and Products | Mexico | Mexico | 4/27/2016
On April 8, 2016, the Animal Health General Directorate’s National Service of Health, Food Safety, and Food Quality from the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishery and Food (SENASICA - SAGARPA) through the Import and Export Directorate, announced the lifting of the restrictive measures applied to U.S. poultry and poultry products intended to be exported to Mexico. Restrictive measures were applied to products coming from 15 quarantined states due to outbreaks of highly...
Mexico Lifts Ban for U.S. Poultry Products_Mexico_Mexico_4-22-2016



| Select | Enter a Descriptive Report Name | Sugar | Managua | Nicaragua | 4/27/2016
In marketing year (MY) 2015/2016, the National Committee of Sugar Producers of Nicaragua (CNPA) anticipates a total sugarcane harvest of 5.9 million metric tons with total sugar cane production of 662,546 MT raw value. This represents a decrease of 4 percent in sugar production compared to the previous year due to the drought that negatively affected sugarcane production and industrial yields. For MY 2016/2017, CNPA anticipates an additional 100,000MT of sugar production assuming good weather co...
Sugar Annual_Managua_Nicaragua_4-20-2016



| Ethiopia’s Oilseed Production Forecast to Increase Despite Drought | Oilseeds and Products | Addis Ababa | Ethiopia | 4/27/2016
In contrast to the huge drought-related losses in grain production, Ethiopia’s production of major oilseeds – sesame, Niger seed and soybeans – is expected to increase to nearly 790,000 metric tons in MY15/16 (Oct-Sep).  Sesame exports – one of the Ethiopia’s biggest sources of foreign exchange – are forecast at 318,000 metric tons, just shy of the current record.  Oilseed production and consumption, especially for soybeans, is expected to keep growing as demand increases for cooking oil and li...
Ethiopia’s Oilseed Production Forecast to Increase Despite Drought_Addis Ababa_Ethiopia_4-22-2016



| Sugar Cane for Centrifugal, Sugar, Centrifugal | 2016 | Sugar | Canberra | Australia | 4/26/2016
Australian sugar production is forecast by Post to remain at the official estimate of five million MT in 2016/17. Comparatively favorable seasonal conditions have allowed a gradual expansion in the sugarcane area, expected production and sugar yields. However, there is uncertainty over forecasts of production and exports because of a continuing dispute between cane growers and the milling industry, which is leading to contract delays. Further, in some regions the spread of yellow canopy syndrome...
Sugar Annual_Canberra_Australia_4-22-2016



| Cotton | 2016 | Cotton and Products | Canberra | Australia | 4/26/2016
In 2016/17, cotton production is expected to reach 2.5 million bales, assuming the continuation of average seasonal conditions. Production in 2015/16 is estimated at 2.4 million bales, or four percent below the official forecast, as a result of adverse weather. The area harvested in 2016/17 is forecast at 280,000 hectares, compared to 263,000 hectares in 2015/16 and slightly below the official estimate. The trend to 2016/17 is for an expanding harvest area into southern New South Wales. Cotton p...
Cotton and Products Annual_Canberra_Australia_4-22-2016



| Wheat, Rice, Milled, Corn, Sorghum | Annual | Grain and Feed | Lagos | Nigeria | 4/26/2016
The Central Bank of Nigeria continues to restrict access to foreign exchange in an effort to reduce rapid spending of U.S. dollars outside of Nigeria.  This restriction is hindering all direct imports, including food and agricultural products.  Post estimates that Nigeria’s MY2016/17 wheat imports will decline by 5 percent to 4.1 million tons.  MY2016/17 rice imports are expected to fall 400,000 tons to 2.1 million tons.  Declines in corn production are expected to increase MY2016/17 imports to ...
Grain and Feed Annual_Lagos_Nigeria_4-21-2016



| Select | 2016 | Grain and Feed | Hanoi | Vietnam | 4/26/2016
Post estimates Vietnam’s wheat imports volume in the MY 2015/2016 at 2.60 million tons, an increase of about 300,000 tons compared to MY 2014/2015 imported volume.  The use of feed wheat mainly contributed to the increase.  Imported volume for MY 2016/2017 is forecast at 2.7 million tons. According to traders, the first volume of 86,000 tons of U.S. feed wheat (HS code 10019990) was shipped into Vietnam in MY 2014/2015 and another 68,000 tons was shipped during July-February MY 2015/2016.   Adju...
GRAIN AND FEED ANNUAL_Hanoi_Vietnam_4-21-2016



| Select | Indonesia Sugar Annual Report 2016 | Sugar | Jakarta | Indonesia | 4/26/2016
Indonesian sugarcane production in marketing year (MY) 2015/16 is estimated to decline to 27.0 million metric tons (MMT) due to El Nino related weather conditions. Sugarcane declines will decrease MY 2015/16 plantation white sugar production to 2.025 MMT, compared to 2.1 MMT in MY 2014/15. MY 2016/17 Indonesian sugarcane harvested area and production are expected to rebound to 410,000 hectares and 28.0 MMT, respectively. MY 2016/17 Indonesian plantation white sugar production is expected to inc...
Sugar Annual_Jakarta_Indonesia_4-21-2016



| Sugar Cane for Centrifugal, Sugar, Centrifugal | Situation and Outlook | Sugar | Manila | Philippines | 4/26/2016
According to Philippine Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) data, MY 2014/15 (Dec/Nov) raw sugar production decreased by 15 percent to 2.15 MMT, mainly due to the extended dry weather conditions caused by the El Nino and a noticeable shift in peak harvesting and milling time from Nov-Dec to Jan-Feb.  Experts also foresee a possible delay in the start of harvesting next crop year (Sept/Oct 2016/17) due to an anticipated La Nina episode.  Industry contacts expect sugar demand to continue rising...
Sugar Annual_Manila_Philippines_4-21-2016



| Annual 2015 | Exporter Guide | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | 4/26/2016
With per capita income of over $10,800 and a middle and upper class making up 50 percent of the population, Malaysia shows good potential for growth as a market for high value consumer products. Best U.S. product prospects include fresh fruits and vegetables, pet foods, dried fruits, nuts, frozen potatoes and processed juices.
Exporter Guide_Kuala Lumpur_Malaysia_4-19-2016



| Annual 2015 | Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional | Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | 4/26/2016
Malaysia has a dynamic hotel and restaurant industry.  Changing lifestyles and growing middle class underpins demand.  Key U.S. prospects for the HRI sector include dairy products, frozen potatoes, fresh and dried fruit, nuts, sauces, and juices.  Halal certification is essential.  Halal and other technical barriers hinder meat and poultry export opportunities.
Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional_Kuala Lumpur_Malaysia_4-19-2016



| Select | Indonesia Grain and Feed Annual Report 2016 | Grain and Feed | Jakarta | Indonesia | 4/25/2016
Post expects marketing year (MY) 2015/16 Indonesian wheat imports to increase by 1.6 percent to 7.6 million metric tons (MMT), compared to 7.478 MMT in MY 2014/15. Post also estimates MY 2015/16 Indonesian corn production to increase to 9.4 MMT compared to 9 MMT in MY 2014/15 due to corn planted area increasing at the expense of paddy plantings.  Despite higher corn demand by domestic feed mills, current import restrictions will reduce MY 2015/16 Indonesian corn imports to 3 MMT compared to 3.38...
Grain and Feed Annual_Jakarta_Indonesia_4-5-2016



| Livestock Genetics Report | Livestock and Products, Market Development Reports | Mexico | Mexico | 4/25/2016
Mexico's livestock sector must look back and try to return to those strategies that were implemented in the past for a long time. The support for promotion campaigns, commercial missions to bring potential buyers as well as enticing domestic producers to get to know the associations like Livestock Exporters Association of the United States, Cattlemen’s Beef Board, American Lamb Board, presently at the U.S. livestock sector is a must. A stronger promotion of U.S. companies that sell semen in Mex...
Livestock Genetics Report_Mexico_Mexico_4-20-2016



| Grain and Feed Annual - Estonia 2016 | Agricultural Situation, Grain and Feed | Warsaw | Estonia | 4/25/2016
Correcter Report, this new report repairs table labeling error in previous version. Estonian farmers can expect another good harvest in MY2016/17. It is forecast that total grain production will diminish to 1.3 million MT, 15 percent lower than last year. Lower grain production forecast comes out from a more average level of yield expectations down from last year’s record results. Planting acreage is forecast to stay almost in line with last year’s. Please Note: This report is to be read in con...
Grain and Feed Annual - Estonia 2016_Warsaw_Estonia_4-20-2016



| Low Farmgate Milk Prices Causing Financial Hardship For Farmers | Agricultural Situation, Dairy and Products | Wellington | New Zealand | 4/25/2016
Dairy commodity prices for New Zealand's major dairy exports have dropped 57% since February 2014.  New Zealand dairy farmers are into the second year of very low farmgate milk prices now estimated at being 52% down from the peak milk price in 2014.  The end to this price trough still looks to be some way off.  Some commentators are saying it will be well into 2017 before commodity prices recover.
Low Farmgate Milk Prices Causing Financial Hardship For Farmers_Wellington_New Zealand_4-20-2016



| Select | Sugar production, consumption and trade | Sugar | San Jose | Costa Rica | 4/22/2016
Costa Rica’s sugar cane production is forecast to decline by 4.3 percent in 2015/2016. This is the second consecutive year of lower production after the record harvest obtained in 2013/2014. Sugar production is expected to reach 445,000 MT in 2015/2016 as compared to 465,000 MT in 2014/2015. Production was negatively affected by drought conditions last year in the main production area of Guanacaste, coupled with excessive rainfall in other production areas of the country.   
Sugar Annual_San Jose_Costa Rica_4-15-2016



| City Scope Report on Toronto Market | Agriculture in the Economy, Food Processing Ingredients, Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional, Retail Foods | Ottawa | Canada | 4/22/2016
Toronto is located in the province of Ontario and is Canada’s most populous city at 2.6 million. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) has an estimated population of 6.1 million, accounting for 16% of the national population and making up North America’s fifth-largest urban area. Its population is expected to increase to 9.1 million by 2036. The GTA consists of a land area of 7,000 sq. km/2,700 sq. miles and encompasses the City of Toronto and 25 other municipalities as well as 4 regions that have a hi...
City Scope Report on Toronto Market_Ottawa_Canada_4-19-2016



| Select | Annual | Sugar | Lima | Peru | 4/22/2016
Sugar production in Peru is forecast at 1.5 MMT in MY 2016, an increase of 13 percent compared to the previous year.  Investments in new lands and mill improvements will stimulate Peruvian sugar production in the upcoming years, possibly leading to self-sufficiency within the next three years.
Sugar Annual_Lima_Peru_4-5-2016



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 4/22/2016
TH6044 – Export prices increased around 1 percent due to the strengthening of the Thai baht and tight domestic supplies.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_4-19-2016



| Wheat, Barley, Corn, Rye, Oats, Rice, Milled, Millet | Annual 2016 | Grain and Feed | Moscow | Russian Federation | 4/22/2016
Assuming average weather conditions during the growing season, FAS/Moscow forecasts Russia’s 2016 grain and pulses production at 101 million metric tons (MMT), a 2 percent decrease from the crop in 2015 but still higher than the previous five-year average of 93 MMT. Overall the MY 2016/17 forecast, by crop, is: wheat - 58 MMT (3 MMT lower than last year but still higher than the 5-years average of 53 MMT); barley - 18 MMT (1 MMT more than in 2015); corn - 12.5 MMT (0.7 MMT less than in 2015); ry...
Grain and Feed Annual_Moscow_Russian Federation_4-18-2016



| Select | Grain and Feed Annual Report Kazakhstan | Grain and Feed | Astana | Kazakhstan - Republic of | 4/22/2016
FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstan wheat production in 2016 at 13.0 MMT, down slightly from 2015 production of 13.7 MMT, as wheat sown area is expected to fall, reducing harvested area. Kazakh wheat exports are forecast to remain flat in MY 2016/2017 at 6.5 MMT.  FAS/Astana forecasts Kazakhstan barley production in 2016 at 2.8 MMT, only slightly higher than in 2015 (2.6 MMT).
Grain and Feed Annual_Astana_Kazakhstan - Republic of_4-19-2016