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| Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Cheese, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry, Select, Select, Select | Dairy Update - ATO Seoul | Dairy and Products | Seoul ATO | Korea - Republic of | 10/23/2014
In 2013, local dairy products sales reached to $55 billion which increased by two percent over 2012. Domestic raw milk production was 0.8 percent less however, total raw milk consumption increased by 6.6 percent, at 3.67 million metric mons which was satisfied by a 12.2 percent import increase that included non-fat dry milk, whole fat dry milk and others.  Drinking milk products by value grew 6% in 2013 to reach $4 billion.  The average unit price of drinking milk products increased marginally i...
Dairy and Products Annual_Seoul ATO_Korea - Republic of_10-20-2014



| Cotton and Products Update September 2014 | Cotton and Products | New Delhi | India | 10/23/2014
Official statistics reveal marketing year (MY) 2014/15 planted area reached a record 12.7 million hectares.  Delayed rains and few alternatives prompted farmers to expand cotton area.  The MY 2014/15 production forecast is 30.8 million 480 lb. bales. Weak prices have prompted the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to begin procurement under minimum support price (MSP) operations.  MY2013/14 data have been revised based on official statistics.
Cotton and Products Update September 2014_New Delhi_India_10-20-2014



| Grain and Feed October Update Mexico | Grain and Feed | Mexico City | Mexico | 10/22/2014
Due to generally favorable weather conditions throughout Mexico’s crop producing regions, production is expected to be higher in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 for most crops, including corn, sorghum and rice, while production is down slightly for wheat and dry beans.  MY2014/15 imports are forecast lower for corn, sorghum, rice and dry beans while up slightly for wheat.  Responding to demands from various grower organizations about low commodity prices and the need for more assistance at the farm ...
Grain and Feed Update_Mexico City_Mexico_10-17-2014



| Select | Sugar Semi-annual | Sugar | Sao Paulo ATO | Brazil | 10/22/2014
The Brazilian MY 2014/15 sugarcane crop is estimated at 619 mmt, down 5 mmt from MY 2013/14, mainly due to weather related problems in the center-southern producing region.  Approximately 45 percent of the crop should be diverted to sugar, down 0.5 percentage point compared to the previous season due to better ethanol prices.  Total exports for MY 2013/14 are forecast at 24 mmt, raw value, down 1.25 percent compared to the previous estimate.   Post: ATO Sao Paulo
Sugar Semi-annual_Sao Paulo ATO_Brazil_10-17-2014



| Grapefruit, Fresh | Annual | Dairy and Products | Kiev | Ukraine | 10/22/2014
Production and exports of cheese in 2014-15 is expected to decrease significantly due to Russia’s import ban.  Processors will have no choice but to switch to butter and non-fat dried milk production and rely on export sales.  Imports of dairy products will also decrease due to significant currency devaluation.  Local whole dairy products production will remain stable – supported by domestic demand for this staple food.
Dairy and Products Annual_Kiev_Ukraine_10-17-2014



| Success for U.S. Exhibitors at HKTDC Food Expo 2014 | Export Accomplishments - Events | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | 10/22/2014
Eight U.S. exhibitors reported $200,000 in sales following a successful participation in the HKTDC Food Expo held in Hong Kong during August 14-16, 2014.
Success for U.S. Exhibitors at HKTDC Food Expo 2014_Hong Kong_Hong Kong_10-9-2014



| Report Update – Exporting to Colombia – Registering and Verifying Ex | Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative, Livestock and Products, Poultry and Products, Trade Policy Monitoring | Bogota | Colombia | 10/21/2014
This report is an update of the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards – Narrative report with special attention to U.S. exporters of meat and poultry products on the procedures for registering U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) federally inspected establishments with the Government of Colombia (GOC).  New informational requirements for exporting establishments include:  GPS coordinates, product Harmonized Standard (HS) codes, and the mode of preservation.      
Report Update – Exporting to Colombia – Registering and Verifying Ex_Bogota_Colombia_10-16-2014



| Dairy, Butter, Dairy, Cheese, Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder, Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry, Select | Mexican Dairy and Products Production and Consumption Grow, Imports Still Large But Mostly Flat | Dairy and Products | Mexico City | Mexico | 10/21/2014
The Mexican dairy sector will again increase production in 2015.  Milk, cheese, and most dairy products consumption continue to rise.  In 2014, Liconsa, Mexico’s producer/consumer support intensified its program to source more product domestically, cutting expectations for dry whole milk powder consumption and imports.  Market opportunities open in Mexico for U.S. exporters as traditional suppliers shift focus to other destinations.   Give Us Your Feedback on this Report
Dairy and Products Annual_Mexico City_Mexico_10-16-2014



| Pistachios, Inshell Basis, Almonds, Shelled Basis, Walnuts, Inshell Basis | 2014 Turkey Tree Nuts Annual | Tree Nuts | Ankara | Turkey | 10/21/2014
Turkey experienced adverse weather in 2014 that resulted in lower tree nut production.  Marketing year 2014 is an “on year” in the biennial cycle for pistachios and producers and traders were expecting production of 120,000 metric tons (MT).  However, frost in March/April, and a significant drought hurt production and Post forecasts pistachio production at 85,000 MT in marketing year MY 2014, up from 50,000 last year.  Both almond and walnut production were also affected by the bad weather cond...
Tree Nuts Annual_Ankara_Turkey_10-16-2014



| Legumes Sector Update | Product Brief | Sofia | Bulgaria | 10/21/2014
Market demand, consumption and trade in legumes in Bulgaria are increasing.  The market is diversifying and demand for higher quality product grows.  This opens good opportunities for U.S. exporters to explore the local market where the prospects for growth and development in the near future remain very good.   
Legumes Sector Update_Sofia_Bulgaria_10-16-2014



| Sugar Cane for Centrifugal, Sugar, Centrifugal | Semi-Annual Situation and Outlook | Sugar | Manila | Philippines | 10/21/2014
Though a minor player in the international sugar market due to its high production costs, the Philippines is the 8th largest sugarcane producer and the third largest U.S. sugar tariff rate quota (TRQ) recipient.  Despite a slight drop in area harvested, Market Year (MY) 2013/14 (December/November) raw sugar production is expected to reach 2.45 MMT (up 2.7 percent over MY 2012/13) mainly due to favorable weather conditions, improved farm yields and higher sugar recovery from cane.  Total raw suga...
Sugar Semi-annual_Manila_Philippines_10-16-2014



| 2014 Pork and Poultry TRQ for Belarus Doubled | Trade Policy Monitoring, Livestock and Products, Poultry and Products | Moscow | Belarus | 10/21/2014
On October 14, 2014, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) published amendments to the list of commodities subject to tariff rate quota (TRQ) regulations in 2014 and the volumes of the tariff-rate quotas for imports of these goods into the Customs Union territory (i.e., Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus).  In particular, the Decision doubled the pork and boneless poultry TRQ volumes for Belarus in 2014, to 40MT and 20MT, respectively. The EEC Decision shall enter into force 10 days from the date ...
2014 Pork and Poultry TRQ for Belarus Doubled_Moscow_Belarus_10-15-2014



| Select | New Zealand Annual Dairy and Milk Supply Report | Dairy and Products | Wellington | New Zealand | 10/21/2014
Milk production continues to climb (22.1 million metric tons in 2015, 1.75% up on 2014) in the face of severe price drops both at international trade level and at the farm gate.
Dairy and Products Annual_Wellington_New Zealand_10-16-2014