Jordan: Grain and Feed Annual
FAS Amman forecasts Jordan’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (July-June) at 20,000 metric tons (MT), largely unchanged from the USDA official MY 2016/17 estimate. Wheat imports in MY 2018/19 are forecast to reach 1.1 million metric tons, unchanged from the MY 2017/18 estimate. Romania remains Jordan’s main wheat supplier. Commencing February 1, 2018, Jordan is replacing its decades-long bread subsidy program with targeted assistance; setting new bread prices in the process. Post forecasts corn imports in MY 2018/19 to drop to 800,000 MT, down by 200,000 MT from the MY 2017/18 estimate. U.S. corn exports to Jordan in CY 2017 total $26.3 million (up 143 percent). In April 2017, thanks to post’s intervention the rejection of two U.S. corn shipments (60,000 MT - $12 million) were overturned. Post forecasts rice imports in MY 2018/19 at 200,000 MT, down 10,000 MT from the MY 2017/18 estimate. Imports of U.S. rice at 100,000 MT (off by 10,000 MT), enjoy a 50 percent of market share.