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FACTBOX - World top grain importers
March 4, 2011 / 8:03 AM / in 7 years

FACTBOX - World top grain importers

 LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) -  Major grain importers have
begun to build storage silos and draft strategic plans for
surviving future supply shocks, stung by record food prices and
related political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.
 Below is a table of the world's top importers of grain,
wheat, maize and barley for the 2010/11 season (July/June) based
on data from the International Grains Council.
 
 Global top 10 grain importers (in million tonnes)
 
1.  Japan        24.1
 2.  Egypt        15.8
 3.  Mexico       14.2
 4.  South Korea  11.9
 5.  Saudi Arabia 11.4
 6.  EU-27        11.1
 7.  Algeria       7.7
 8.  Brazil        7.2
 9.  Indonesia     6.7
 10. Morocco       6.2
 
 Global top 10 wheat importers (in million tonnes)
 
 1.  Egypt         10.0
 2.  Brazil         6.2
 3.  Indonesia      5.5
 4.  Algeria        5.4
 5.  Japan          5.2
 6.  EU-27          4.9
 7.  South Korea    4.1
 8.  Nigeria        4.0
9.  Morocco        3.9
 10. Iraq           3.6
 
 Global top 10 maize (corn) importers (in million tonnes)
 
 1.  Japan         16.1
 2.  Mexico         8.5
 3.  South Korea    7.8
 4.  Egypt          5.7
 5.  EU-27          5.5
 6.  Taiwan         4.6
 7.  Colombia       3.4
 8.  Iran           3.3
 9.  Malaysia       2.7
 10. Algeria        2.3
 
 Global top 5 barley importers (in million tonnes)
 
 1. Saudi Arabia    7.1
 2. China           2.0
 3. Japan           1.4
 4. Russia          0.7
 5. Libya           0.5
 
 (Reporting by Nigel Hunt; editing by Keiron Henderson)

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