Jordan: Grain and Feed Update
Jordan’s wheat imports in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 are forecast at 1.1 million metric tons (MMT). Romania remains Jordan’s main wheat supplier. FAS Amman (Post) foresees potential opportunities for imports U.S. wheat in MY 2018/19. FAS Amman forecasts Jordan’s barley consumption in MY 2018/19 at 800,000 MT, down about 12 percent from Post’s MY 2017/18 revised estimate of 910,000 metric tons. Jordan’s corn consumption in MY 2018/19 is forecast at 805,000 metric tons. Post forecasts Jordan’s corn imports in MY 2018/19 at 800,000 MT, an amount largely unchanged from the USDA’s MY 2017/18 number. Rice consumption in MY 2018/19 is forecast at 200,000 metric tons. Imports of U.S.-origin rice may decrease this year, but will still account for about 50 percent of the market.