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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Saudi Arabia’s SAGO purchased 60,000 MT of Ukraine wheat from SALIC (Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company). This is a direct purchase from a Saudi investment company overseas rather than an international tender. Also with Saudi Arabia, the latest USDA-FAS report forecasts that local wheat production in 2020/21 should reach 500,000 MT and wheat imports should drop by about 10 percent to 3.1 MMT. For both barley and corn, Saudi has little or no production. Corn imports are expected to reach 3.7 MMT, close to the five-year average, with barley imports continuing to drop to about 6.2 MMT. Barley consumption has to compete with both local pastures and with comp...

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