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COUNTRY FOCUS

2019-20**

2018-19*

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

Iran corn imports
(in 1,000 tonnes)

6,000
4,000
2,000
0
2019-20**

2018-19*

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

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2012-13

SELF-RELIANCE PROGRAM
An article by David Michel, senior research fellow at the
Center for Climate and Security and published by the Atlantic
Council on July 9, explains that "to foster national food security and agricultural self-reliance, Iran has deployed a multi-

(in 1,000 tonnes)

2011-12

FLOUR MILLING
7KHUHDUHDURXQGÀRXUPLOOVLQRSHUDWLRQLQ,UDQDFFRUGing to information supplied to World Grain by the European
Flour Millers Association. A delegation from the association
visited the country in September 2018. The average Iranian
consumes around 160 kilograms of bread a year. The production capacity of Iran's milling industry is 24 million tonnes a
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its role as "procuring, supplying, purchasing, storing and distributing essential commodities." The basic goods it covers
include wheat, rice, crude oil and raw sugar. It supervises the
distribution of those goods.
The GTC carries out guaranteed purchasing of basic commodities such as wheat and rice to support the farmers and
meet consumer needs. It uses cash markets and futures and
options markets to maintain supplies and keep a strategic reVHUYHHTXLYDOHQWWRDWOHDVWWKUHHPRQWKV¶FRQVXPSWLRQ
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bread and supporting private facilities for the construction and
expansion of bakeries, including grants for renovation.

Iran wheat imports

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since the beginning of harvest, more than 2 million tonnes of
wheat had been purchased from farmers in the warmer regions
of the country. At that point harvesting had just started in more
8,000
temperate areas.
However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Ag- 7,000
ricultural Service (FAS) said in its Grain: World Markets and 6,000
Trade report for September 2019 that Iran's wheat import ban
5,000
remains in place, with exceptions made if the wheat is used to
4,000
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"Iran's imports and exports are both expected to be rela- 3,000
tively small in 2019-20," the FAS said.
2,000
The IGC in a report in June forecast Iranian exports of
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a level unchanged from 2018-19.
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Jihad-Agriculture, Mahoud Hojjati, had called for revolutionary action to mobilize for the production of oil and rapeseed
meal. He said there were 3 million to 4 million hectares of
land used for wheat cultivation that could be considered for
12,000
rapeseed. Cultivation of the crop has grown from less than
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The Minister stressed the need to reduce Iran's dependence on
other countries for oil and poultry feed.
8,000

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Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

pronged program of subsidies and trade protection."
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thereby boosting supply, while consumer subsidies for bread
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"By these strategies, Iran has in fact enhanced food production and consumption alike," he said. "Yet increased production has not kept pace with a growing population and mounting demand."
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FROM THE EDITOR - ASF impact goes beyond pork industry
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
IPPE evolves to meet needs of attendees, exhibitors
News Review - ADM opens largest U.S. mill ever built
ForFarmers opens newly expanded feed mill
Scoular taps Gasparian for Asia-Pacific role
Chinese feed producer to build feed mill in Vietnam
P&H acquires 10 LDC grain elevators
Ardent Mills creates chief growth officer position
Grimaldi to head Gavilon do Brasil
ISU breaks ground on new feed mill and grain science complex
CHS increases soybean capabilities with expansion
Bunge buys stake in Brazilian grains and inputs company
Interflour receives loan from CBH, Salim Group
GRAIN MARKET REVIEW - Rice
COUNTRY FOCUS - Iran
FEATURE: MAASS SEEKS BOTH CHANGE AND GROWTH
Scoular’s pillars for growth
For new career chapter, Maass returns to his roots
FEATURE: SHIP LOADER, UNLOADER SUPPLIERS FOCUSING ON EFFICIENCY
FEATURE: CHINA ON THE MINDS OF AGIC ATTENDEES
GRAIN OPERATIONS - Grain elevator of the FUTURE
FEATURE: STUDY: U.S. WATERWAYS NEED UPGRADING
FEED OPERATIONS - PELLETING system points
FEATURE: BEWARE OF BEETLES
FEATURE: BÜHLER COLLABORATION NEEDED TO FEED WORLD SUSTAINABLY
SUPPLIER NEWS
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
WORLD GRAIN ARCHIVE
ADVERTISER INDEX
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World Grain - October 2019 - FROM THE EDITOR - ASF impact goes beyond pork industry
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World Grain - October 2019 - IPPE evolves to meet needs of attendees, exhibitors
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World Grain - October 2019 - News Review - ADM opens largest U.S. mill ever built
World Grain - October 2019 - ForFarmers opens newly expanded feed mill
World Grain - October 2019 - Chinese feed producer to build feed mill in Vietnam
World Grain - October 2019 - P&H acquires 10 LDC grain elevators
World Grain - October 2019 - Grimaldi to head Gavilon do Brasil
World Grain - October 2019 - ISU breaks ground on new feed mill and grain science complex
World Grain - October 2019 - Interflour receives loan from CBH, Salim Group
World Grain - October 2019 - GRAIN MARKET REVIEW - Rice
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World Grain - October 2019 - COUNTRY FOCUS - Iran
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: MAASS SEEKS BOTH CHANGE AND GROWTH
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World Grain - October 2019 - Scoular’s pillars for growth
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World Grain - October 2019 - For new career chapter, Maass returns to his roots
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