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Interview with AUCC Chairperson Carolyn Lamm Before 2012 Uzbekistan-US Annual Business Forum
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Uzbekistan has pushed hard to increase grain production, moving land and resources into the sector, but the country remains one of the world’s biggest flour importers.
In its Grain Market Report, the International Grains Council (IGC) puts total grains production in Uzbekistan at 7.1 million tonnes in 2015-16, compared with 7.6 million in 2014-15. Total grains imports are put at 2.2 million tonnes, compared with 2.1 million in 2015-16, the figure being made up entirely of wheat.
In an update issued last August and referring to 2014-15, the USDA attaché said that the government of Uzbekistan reported about 8.05 million tonnes of total grain production, “out of which 93% to 94% is considered to be wheat.”
Based on irrigation water-deficit problems in the south, preliminarily forecasts for MY2014-15 wheat production is at 7.15 million tonnes, the report said. [Read full report here].