US DDGS Exports to Vietnam Expected to Grow

US DDGS Exports to Vietnam Expected to Grow

By Adel Yusupov, U.S. Grains Council Regional Director for Southeast Asia

Earlier this month, the U.S. Grains Council travelled to Vietnam to meet with key corn and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) customers in north and south Vietnam. Feed demand is steadily growing in the country, despite slowdown of Vietnamese economy and feed milling companies increasing capacity. While imports of U.S. DDGS as of March are down year or year by 3 percent, they are expected to grow.

Council Expanding US DDGS Market in the Philippines

By Adel Yusupov, U.S. Grains Council Regional Director for Southeast Asia

Usage of U.S. distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in the Philippines has increased over the years; during 2012 the Philippines imported 164, 526 metric tons, up 12.75 percent from 2011. But there remains potential for growth, and the U.S. Grains Council is continuing to promote U.S. DDGS usage in various regions throughout the country.

Climbing Poultry Consumption in Developing Countries Reflects Improved Diet Demand

poultry meat consumption in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

This week's U.S. Grains Council Chart of the Week shows poultry meat consumption in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The pattern of increased poultry meat consumption in developing countries reflects the growing demand for improved diets. This chart suggests that the higher commodity and input prices in recent years have had little impact on the growth of poultry meat consumption in the developing world.

Corn Harvest Quality Report: Growing Impact in Second Year

In just its second year, the U.S. Grains Council's Corn Harvest Quality Report is scoring important points for U.S. producers with appreciative foreign buyers. Released on December 7, the Harvest Report is available online and has already been presented to potential buyers and other interested parties in more than 10 major markets around the world, with more briefings on tap.

Coming Your Way: Export Exchange International Grains Buyers

Fresh from the record-attendance Export Exchange conference in Minneapolis, teams of international grain buyers fanned out across America, from Ohio to Washington State, and Minnesota to Louisiana. Their goal: to gain information, assess the current U.S. corn crop, explore the availability of other grains such as sorghum and barley, and build relationships leading to future sales.

Over 500 Million Dollars in US Agricultural Products Purchased at SE Asia Buyers Conference

 During the 9th Southeast Asia U.S. Agricultural Cooperators Conference held last month, 1.245 million metric tons of U.S. agricultural products valued at nearly 560 million dollars was sold and or negotiated. The conference was conducted jointly between the U.S. Grains Council, American Soybean Association-International Marketing, United Soybean Board, and U.S. Wheat Associates. Sales of corn and distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) totaled 390,000 metric tons.

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