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Saudi Arabia Wheat Production Could Decline by Nine Per Cent

03 April 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

SAUDI ARABIA - In MY (market year) 2012/2013, Saudi Arabia wheat production is forecasted to decline by 9 per cent to one million metric tons (MMT) compared to 1.1 MMT of MY 2011/2012 level. Saudi Arabia’s total MY 2012/2013 wheat import is forecasted to reach 2.5 million MT due to the increased feed quality wheat imports for animal consumption.

Saudi Arabia’s barley imports for 2012/2013 is forecasted to decrease by 9 per cent to 6.5 million MT compared to 7.2 million MT in 2011/2012.

This is mainly due to the expected increase in feed grade wheat imports.

Saudi rice import for 2012/2013 is forecasted to reach about 1.1 million MT which is an increase of three per cent compared to 1,068 thousand MT of 2010/2011 import level.

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April 2012

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