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AMIS Market Monitor

last release: March 2017

Supply & Demand

2015/16

2016/17 forecast

estimate

2 Feb

2 Mar

Production

1006

1033

1035

Supply

1230

1250

1253

Utilization

1008

1031

1038

Trade

140

138

138

Ending Stocks

218

216

214

in million tonnes

  • Maize production estimate for 2016 raised following this month’s upward revisions to crop estimates in Mexico and Ukraine. The revision puts the 2016 maize crop at a record high, marginally exceeding the previous record in 2014.
  • Utilization in 2016/17 is set to expand faster than anticipated earlier, largely on much higher domestic use in China, India and Mexico.
  • Trade in 2016/17 (July/June) is likely to contract mainly on lower purchases by China and the EU.
  • Stocks (ending in 2017) adjusted downward on larger drawdowns in the EU and China.