U.S. corn sales to Algeria are making a strong showing in 2016, doubling 2014-15 marketing year imports. A U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales report showed 527,000 metric tons—20.7 million bushels—of U.S. corn being exported to Algeria in the 2015-16 marketing year, more than double the sales from the last marketing year of 238,000 metric tons. The U.S. Grains Council says, while Algeria is a relatively small market in terms of total U.S. corn exports, Algeria and its neighbors in North Africa show potential for growth that the Council is seeking to capture through marketeting.
Among the Council’s coming programs are procurement courses for Algerian buyers of U.S. corn, and a workshop to continue to provide traders with the latest data on the U.S. corn crop and pricing.
Source: NAFB News Service