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  Uzbekistan

Reference Date: 19-July-2017

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to average

  2. Import requirements for 2017/18 forecast close to last year’s level

  3. Government continues to regulate prices of basic foods

Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to average

Harvesting of 2017 winter cereals crops (mainly wheat) is underway and will be completed by the end of August. Harvesting of the spring crops will start soon and is expected to continue until the end of September. The latest estimates put the 2017 cereal production at an average 8 million tonnes. Wheat output, which accounts for 90 percent of the total cereal production, is forecast at 6.9 million tonnes in 2017, close to the level of last year, following favourable weather conditions during the growing season.

Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year forecast close to previous year’s level

Although domestic cereal production covers the majority of the local requirements, the country needs to import some high quality wheat and wheat flour. Wheat imports in the 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) are forecast at 2.5 million tonnes, close to last year’s level. Kazakhstan continues to be the main supplier of high quality wheat and wheat flour.

Government continues to regulate prices of basic foods

To provide support to the low income households, the Government continues to regulate the prices of several basic foods, including wheat flour and bread. As a result of this policy, wheat flour prices remained unchanged in June and were around their values of a year earlier.

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