Alimentos ProcesadosEne. 29, 2018
Maíz: Señalan que la producción de méxico alcanzará las 26,8 millones de toneladas métricas
Post’s total corn production estimate for MY 2017/18(October to September) has been revised upward from the USDA/Official estimate to 26.8million metric tons (MMT), due to more complete data from SAGARPA. Corn output was increased due to normal weather conditions, which positively impacted yields. Official sources noted that the rainy season was regular and timely.Area harvested has been revised downward slightly based on official statistics. The Post/New MY2016/17production and harvested area estimates were revised slightly upward, reflecting preliminary final data from SAGARPA.
In comparison with the USDA/Official estimate, the Post/New import estimate for MY 2017/18 has been revised downward to 15.6MMT, based on higher-than-previously estimated production, as well as the economic uncertainty expected in 2018. Private sources stated that relatively weaker incomes among Mexican consumers should adversely impact meat consumption. It should be noted that Mexican corn imports are mainly of yellow corn for animal feed consumption and the starch industry(approximately 92 percent of total corn imports)
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