USDA Grain and Feed Annual: China's Demand For Feed Grain Expected to Decline

Beijing, CN — Contraction of China's swine industry is expected to lower the country's feed demand by 2% in marketing year (MY) 2022/23.

Even so, the forecast on corn for feed consumption is up 2.8%, or 6 million metric tons (MMT), and corn imports projected at 20 MMT.

Corn, wheat, and rice production are all forecast down because of the push to raise oilseed production and poor weather conditions in major wheat-growing areas.

Production, consumption, and imports of barley and sorghum are expected to remain robust,

As for MY2021/2022, the import estimate is revised to 24 MMT, which is 2 MMT below the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) official estimate as delivery into China for contracted corn could be problematic owing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Feed wheat consumption, meanwhile, is projected down as feed mills a return to traditional levels of corn in feed rations.

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