Malaysia to bring in 166,000 tonnes of corn


Malaysia is due to receive about three to four shipments of US corn this month. A Malaysian-based trader told Asian Agribiz that this is rare because Malaysia has a preference for South American corn. Brazil made the decision last year to slash to half its export of corn to deal with a shortage.

“The US has officially shipped 166,000 tonnes of corn to Malaysia this crop year, with another 64,000 tonnes on the books,” Kevin Roepke, Regional Director, US Grains Council, told Asian Agribiz. He added that “this year’s crop quality is excellent, and various challenges in logistics, production and price have led to Malaysian buyers turning back to US origin, as it is consistent and a reliable supplier of corn”.


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