Zambia: Zambia Corn Availability Appears Sufficient Despite Lower Production

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   ZA2022-0001

Despite lower production in marketing year (MY) 2022/23, Zambia’s production of its staple crop, corn, will be sufficient to meet domestic demand. Zambia’s corn crop is forecast to decline by 25 percent to 2.7 million metric tons (MMT) in MY 2022/23, after producing a record crop 3.6 MMT in MY 2021/22. Over the past 20 years, Zambia more than doubled corn production through a combination of increased area and productivity, turning the country into a net exporter of corn. Despite the decline in production, Post estimates that Zambia could export about 700,000 MT of corn in MY 2022/23 on record carry-over stocks from the previous marketing year. The Zambian government assured traders that the country will comply with regional and international trade protocols and avoid export restrictions in MY 2022/23.

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Taiwan: 2023 US Agricultural Exports to Taiwan Summary

In 2023, the total value of U.S. agricultural and related products exported to Taiwan was $3.7 billion, a decrease of 15 percent compared to the previous year.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Rice export prices further decreased 1-2 percent due to the weakening of the Thai baht.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Ukraine: Poultry and Products Semi-annual

Ukraine’s chicken meat production continued to recover in 2023, driven by low feed costs and stable energy supplies and macroeconomic environment. Facing lower world market poultry prices in the first three quarters of 2023, Ukrainian poultry producers concentrated on import replacement on the domestic market and exports to the European Union, under the tariff- and quota-free access granted to Ukraine in solidarity after Russia’s full-scale invasion.