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| Select | Fluid Milk Consumption Continues to Increase | Dairy and Products | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 5/18/2018
Fluid milk production will grow slightly due to productivity gains on large-scale farms, but the overall herd size will remain unchanged. Consumption also continues to grow in 2018, primarily due to consumer perceptions that milk is a healthy beverage. Overall, WMP and SMP estimates remain unchanged.
Dairy and Products Semi-annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_5-16-2018



| Select | New Zealand Semi-Annual Dairy and Milk Supply Report 2018 | Dairy and Products | Wellington | New Zealand | 5/18/2018
Despite a 0.8 percent lower milk supply forecast for 2018, total exports are expected to increase by 2.8 percent to 3.3 million metric tons. 
Dairy and Products Semi-annual_Wellington_New Zealand_5-16-2018



| Coffee, Green | 2018 | Coffee | Caracas | Venezuela | 5/18/2018
Economic mismanagement and an overdependence on oil exports have led to Venezuela’s economy contracting for the fourth year in a row, down an estimated 15 percent in calendar year (CY) 2017.  Hyperinflation, estimated at 2,616 percent in CY 2017, continues to beleaguer the economy.  The severity of the economic crisis creates profound challenges to coffee production, consumption and trade.
Coffee Annual_Caracas_Venezuela_5-15-2018



| Coffee, Green | Coffee Plan on Track to Achieve Goals | Coffee | Mexico City | Mexico | 5/18/2018
The Post/New marketing year (MY) 2018/19 forecast for coffee production is 4.5 million 60/kg bags.   The Post/New MY 2017/18 total production estimate is revised upward to 4.0 million 60/kg bags due to improved conditions and replanting of production areas.  Coffee exports for MY 2017/18 and MY 2018/19 are expected to increase due to expected recovery of production and good demand.  Coffee imports for MY 2018/19 are forecast to be similar to MY 2017/18 as domestic supplies are expected to cover ...
Coffee Annual_Mexico City_Mexico_5-15-2018



| Coffee, Green | Colombian Coffee Production Decreases after Five Years of Growth | Coffee | Bogota | Colombia | 5/18/2018
In marketing year (MY) 2017/18, Colombian coffee production is estimated to decrease to 14.2 million bags (1 bag = 60 kilograms unless otherwise noted) green bean equivalent (GBE) as the flowering period in the main producing regions was affected by excessive rains and considerable cloudiness. If weather conditions are favorable and renovated plants keep reaching their productive peak, production is forecast to recover to 14.5 million bags GBE in MY 2018/19. Paralleling lower production, exports...
Coffee Annual_Bogota_Colombia_5-14-2018



| Apples, Fresh, Grapes, Table, Fresh, Pears, Fresh | 2018 | Fresh Deciduous Fruit | Santiago | Chile | 5/18/2018
MY2017/18 climatic conditions have been favorable for production, with enough chill hours during the winter and with enough rainfall that secured water availability for the next production seasons.  According to post sources yields are expected to reach average levels of a normal year   Post expects MY2017/18 apple export volumes to reach 731,000 MT following an increase in export volumes in April and May to levels of a regular year.  Table grape exports are projected to reach a volume of 720,00...
Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual_Santiago_Chile_5-3-2018



| Select | United States is now the top buyer of Kenya Coffee | Coffee | Nairobi | Kenya | 5/18/2018
FAS/Nairobi forecasts a stagnation in Kenya's coffee production in marketing year (MY) 2018/2019 due to the start of a production slump that is associated with coffee’s biennial bearing cycle. Meanwhile, the sector continues to lose land to housing developments and otherwise face challenges from competing farm enterprises in the traditional coffee growing areas. In MY 2016/2017 the United States replaced Germany as the top buyer of Kenyan coffee.
Coffee Annual_Nairobi_Kenya_5-15-2018



| Food India 2018 - Trade Show Announcement | Trade Show Announcement, Exporter Guide, Tree Nuts, Beverages, Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional, Food Processing Ingredients, Retail Foods | New Delhi | India | 5/18/2018
The first edition of Food India, Inspired by SIAL will be held between September 16 -18, 2018, at Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in New Delhi. The show is anticipated to highlight food and beverage products which are driving the growth in this sector, and that will appeal to a variety of F&B stakeholders in India.
Food India 2018 - Trade Show Announcement_New Delhi_India_5-15-2018



| Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Cheese, Dairy, Butter, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry, Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder | EU-28 2018 Semi-annual Dairy and Products Report | Dairy and Products | Warsaw | EU-28 | 5/18/2018
Post estimates that 2018 milk deliveries in the European Union (EU) 2018 will increase by one percent over 2017 because of continued domestic and international demand.  Although higher milk production in 2018 will result in higher output of all dairy products, cheese manufacturing will account for the majority of the increase.  Large non-fat dry milk (NFDM) stocks, a remnant of EU market-intervention programs in 2016 and 2017, are expected to negatively affect the NFDM market in 2018.  China, Al...
Dairy and Products Semi-annual_Warsaw_EU-28_5-14-2018



| Seafood Report | Fishery Products | Bangkok | Thailand | 5/18/2018
Thailand's fishery industry has developed and become one of the world's largest fishery exporters, generating about 20 percent of Thailand's total food product exports.  Major export items accounting for over 70 percent of total fishery products exports are canned tuna and sardines, processed shrimp, prawn, and squid.  Raw material sourced from both the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand are decreasing year by year and the industry increasingly relies on imported raw material such as pollock, sal...
Seafood Report_Bangkok_Thailand_5-8-2018



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 5/18/2018
Rice export prices further increased 1 percent due mainly to the export demand to the Philippines.  Few exporters are expected to participate in the tender for the remaining food-quality rice on May 18, 2018.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_5-15-2018



| Coffee, Green | Bean Counters Lower Production and Exports Press Ahead | Coffee | New Delhi | India | 5/18/2018
India’s MY 2018/19 coffee crop (Oct/Sep) is forecast at 5.5 million 60-kg bags as erratic rains and unusually high temperatures touched coffee growing regions. Domestic consumption is forecast higher with growth attributed to soluble coffee consumption. MY 2018/19 exports are forecast lower after strong MY 2017/18 numbers due to smaller carryover stocks and uncertainty with the future of the export incentive scheme.
Coffee Annual_New Delhi_India_5-15-2018



| Apples, Fresh, Pears, Fresh, Grapes, Table, Fresh | Deciduous Fruit Production and Exports under Severe Pressure from the Drought | Fresh Deciduous Fruit | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 5/18/2018
The severe drought in the Western Cape, will severely impact the availability of irrigation water in the 2017/18 MY.  As a result, the 2017/18 MY production and export of deciduous fruits is expected to decrease significantly.  The impact of the drought to the 2017/18 MY production could have been more severe; however, the effect was partially offset by new orchards that came into full production. United States apples from areas free of Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot) are desired for their ...
Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_5-15-2018



| Select | New Zealand Apple and Pear Production and Marketing May 2018 | Fresh Deciduous Fruit | Wellington | New Zealand | 5/18/2018
In 2017/2018, deciduous fruit production is estimated at 574,200 metric tons, a seven percent jump over 2016/2017.  The increased production is anticipated to result in greater export volumes in 2017/2018, now estimated at 377,650 metric tons, a record for the sector.
Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual_Wellington_New Zealand_5-15-2018



| MOFCOM Terminates AD and CVD Investigations on U.S. Sorghum | Trade Policy Monitoring | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 5/18/2018
On April 17, 2018, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced a preliminary determination for its anti-dumping (AD) duties investigation of grain sorghum originating from the United States. After conducting a two-month investigation, the announcement raised total tariffs, including import duties and value-added taxes (VAT), applied to U.S. sorghum to 190.6 percent on an ad valorem basis, nearly 95.3-times the previously applied, 2-percent tariff (see Appendix 1).  On May 18, MOFCOM announce...
MOFCOM Terminates AD and CVD Investigations on U.S. Sorghum_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_5-18-2018