February 17
2021

Peru: growing and processing corn

Peru is dependent on corn imports, as its domestic production barely covers a third of its consumption. Local corn is mainly used for the food processing industry, while imports are used to meet feed demand from Peru’s expanding poultry sector. Balance of corn in Peru in 2020/21 MY (thousand tons) Stocks Production Import Supply of feed FSI …

January 25
2021

Colombia: growing and processing maize (corn) grain

Consumption of Colombian corn is growing at a faster rate than production. Colombia is dependent on corn imports as local production only accounts for 20% of annual consumption.

Production
According to forecasts, production of Colombian corn in 2020/21 MY will decline to 1.5 million tons due to a 5% …

December 3
2021

Maize (or corn) processing: which two paths Argentina chose?

Argentina produces fuel ethanol and corn syrups by deep corn processing. Industrial consumption of corn for these purposes is estimated at 4 million tons.

Productio
Due to the reduction in acreage and yields, the gross grain harvest in Argentina in 2020/21 will decrease by 2 million tons – to 48 million tons…

November 17
2020

Brazil is gaining momentum: growing and deep processing of corn

November Out of 851.577 million hectares. of the total Brazilian area, agricultural land occupies a little more than a third – 32.9%, and more than half of the land is covered with forests – 61.9%. Brazilian corn production is growing every year, that growth is driven by solid export prices and strong domestic demand from poultry and livestock, as well as a growing corn ethanol business.

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