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Competitiveness of Wheat Exporters

Price and export market share should be correlated. In other words, lower cost producers should be able to expand their sales while higher cost sellers should see a decline in exports. With wheat, that may not be true. However, just looking at the farmgate value of wheat in the top exporting nations reveals a small negative correlation (-0.2) between cost of production and the change in export market share over the past five years. Russia is a relatively low-cost producer and has expanded its exports, but so has Canada, a relatively higher priced supplier. Turkey has grown export market share versus the decline in U.S. wheat exports despite being a higher cost producer. But then many believe Turkey is subsidizing exports, particularly with...

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