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AMIS Market Monitor

last release: April 2019

Supply & Demand

2017/18

2018/19 

estimate

7 Mar

4 Apr

Production

1137.5

1074.4

1117.2

Supply

1485.5

1381.8

1482.7

Utilization

1109.7

1111.7

1136.0

Trade

155.4

160.0

159.5

Ending Stocks

365.5

267.0

344.9

in million tonnes

  • Maize 2018 production lifted by 4.0 percent, primarily because of an upward revision in China, but still down 1.8 percent from the 2017 record.
  • Utilization in 2018/19 revised up, mostly reflecting adjustments to feed use estimates in China, and growing by 2.4 percent from 2017/18.
  • Trade in 2018/19 (July/June) nearly unchanged m/m and still pointing to a 2.7 percent expansion from 2017/18 supported by bigger purchases by the EU and several Asian countries.
  • Stocks (ending in 2019) scaled up significantly m/m following revisions in China and, to a lesser extent, in the EU, South Africa and the US.