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Reference Date: 25-July-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. The 2014 cereal production expected to decline

  2. Cereal imports increased in the 2013/14 marketing year (July/June) but at low levels

  3. Prices of wheat products general unchanged in June, while those of potatoes plummeted

The 2014 cereal production expected to decline

Harvest of the 2014 winter crops (mainly wheat) is nearing completion. Although planting was completed under favourable weather conditions, cold and dry weather during the growing season negatively affected crop yields, particularly of barley. However, Government support measures, such as the provision of subsidized credit, fuel and high quality seeds, prevented further declines in outputs. As a result, the production of the 2014 wheat main crop is forecast to remain unchanged from last year’s bumper level at 250 000 tonnes, whereas barley is expected to decrease to 160 000 tonnes or 11 percent below last year’s record level. Overall, total cereal output is anticipated at 439 000 tonnes, a decrease of 4 percent from last year’s crop but still above the previous five-year average.

Cereal imports increased in the 2013/14 marketing year (July/June) but at low levels

The country is dependent on cereals imports, mainly from the Russian Federation, as the national production covers about 59 percent of the total cereal needs. In the 2013/14 marketing year (July/June), cereal imports, consisting of almost 90 percent of wheat, were estimated at some 263 000 tonnes, 12 percent above the previous year’s low level and considerably below the five-year average.

Prices of wheat products generally unchanged in June, while those of potatoes plummeted

Prices of wheat products remained generally unchanged in the past month and close to their year-earlier levels, mainly reflecting adequate supplies from last year’s good harvest, coupled with adequate imports in the previous months. Prices of potatoes, another key food staple, decreased by more than one-third in June, with supplies from the new harvest entering the market.









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