Global Markets: Rice – Philippines’ Import Forecast Cut Amid Larger Production Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
In 2018/19, the Philippines became the largest rice importer, following the removal of quantitative restrictions on its imports. However, in 2020/21 imports are set to decline for the second year […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Global Stocks Boom Since May’s Initial Forecast Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019
Dampened global cotton consumption and higher carryin have driven the 2019/20 forecast for global ending stocks higher compared with the initial May forecast. World ending stocks for 2019/20 are now […]

Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Imports Decline as Exports Soar Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019
The convergence of China’s rice import and export quantities is shifting global rice trade dynamics. Only 10 years ago, China played a minor role in rice trade, largely self-sufficient as […]

Cleveland on Cotton: U.S. Textile Supply Chain Leaving China May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
Cotton prices had a plus week with December gaining 121 points going into the weekly close at 67.55. The market found solid support all week as mills were active with […]

Rice: Parboiling Method Reduces Inorganic Arsenic Apr 17, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have found […]

Global Markets: Grains – Chinese Stocks Swell on Production Revisions Nov 9, 2018

🕔Nov 9, 2018
Last month, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released revised area, yield, and production estimates for corn, wheat, and rice from 2007/08 through 2017/18. This month’s Supply and Demand balance […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Mali, Burkina Faso Drive Record West Africa Exports Oct 12, 2018

🕔Oct 12, 2018
West Africa (WA) exports for 2018/19 are projected to surpass last year’s record, driven by record production. Mali and Burkina Faso are the largest producers and are forecast to have […]

Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh Reinstates Import Tariff Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018
The forecast for Bangladesh rice imports was lowered to 1.2 MMT for 2018 in response to tariff policy changes. The government announced the reinstatement of a 25 percent import tariff, […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Record World Consumption and Stocks Outside of China May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018
USDA’s first detailed forecast for the 2018/19 marketing year shows world ending stocks forecast down slightly. However, stocks outside of China will increase for the third year in a row […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Production Forecast May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018
Global rice production in 2018/19 is forecast at a record, up modestly from the prior year on greater area. The largest year-to-year increase is for Bangladesh, which is expected to […]

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