Rounding out the list are Venezuela - 23 million bushels, Taiwan - 20, Italy - 27, Spain - 15, Korea - 14, Mexico - 12, Thailand - 9, and Dominican Republic - 7.Record or near record sales were made to Japan, Venezuela and Mexico. Combined sales of 93 million bushels to these three markets were up 45% over the recent five-year average. The
"Sharp gains in the Japanese market can be attributed to U.S. Wheat Associates marketing efforts to get a more reasonable spread between the government purchase price and subsequent resale price on
USW's ongoing efforts in Mexico and Venezuela to educate buyers on how to procure the best value from U.S. wheat through improved contract specifications, is also showing dividends.
Sales to all of
Top buyers of
"Quality deficiencies in other durum countries helped the
"Stronger sales to Morroco have also been boosted by the new U.S./Moroccan Free Trade Agreement which gives