Myanmar corn production to increase by 6%


In marketing year 2016-17 Myanmar’s total corn production is forecast to increase by 6% due to the expansion of rain fed corn growing areas and increased demand from neighbouring countries, said the USDA Foreign Agriculture Services. The country needs 5000-6000 tonnes of corn seeds annually.

Trade sources say 30-35% of local corn is used in feed, 5-6% is used for seed, food processing and alcohol production, and the bulk is exported to China. Corn use in feed is expected to increase to 800,000 tonnes in 2015-16 from 600,000 tonnes the year before. This could climb to 850,000 tonnes in 2016-17 as corn is likely to replace broken rice as a major ingredient in feed.


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