Increased U.S. Millet Exports to the Netherlands

An Expert's View about Seed Processing in the Netherlands

Posted on: 19 Mar 2012

In Marketing Year 2011, the United States increased millet exports to the Netherlands to 1.85 million US$ from 0.60 million US$ in MY 2010.

THIS REPORT CONTAINS ASSESSMENTS OF COMMODITY AND TRADE ISSUES MADE BY USDA STAFF AND NOT NECESSARILY STATEMENTS OF OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY Voluntary Public - Date: 3/1/2012 GAIN Report Number: NL2009 Netherlands Post: The Hague Increased U.S. Millet Exports to the Netherlands Report Categories: Export Accomplishments - Other Market Promotion/Competition Grain and Feed Approved By: Mary Ellen Smith Prepared By: Bob Flach Report Highlights: In April 2011, the Colorado Department of Agriculture visited the Netherlands to promote millet exports to the region. Due to a temporary halt of the supply from Russia and the Ukraine, buyers were interested in learning about alternative suppliers. In Marketing Year 2011, the United States increased millet exports to the Netherlands to 1.85 million US$ from 0.60 million US$ in MY 2010. In April 2011, Timothy Larsen of the Colorado Department of Agriculture visited the Netherlands. Goal of his visit was to promote millet exports to the region. Accompanied with staff of FAS The Hague, Timothy Larsen met millet traders, users and sector associations in the Netherlands. The timing of the visit coincided with the closure of the Russian and Ukrainian export because droughts and fires diminished their cereal production (see FAS EU Grain and Feed Annual 2011). EU buyers were therefore interested in learning about alternative suppliers of cereals, including for millet. During 2011, a major reduction of millet exports from the Ukraine and Russia forced Dutch importers to source from alternative suppliers. In Marketing Year 2011, the United States increased millet exports to the Netherlands to 1.85 million US$ from 0.60 million US$ in MY 2010 (see table below). With a market share of more than forty percent of the trade value, Colorado was the premier state exporting millet to the EU in 2011. United States Export Statistics Commodity: 100820, Millet Year Ending: September United States Dollars % Share % Change Partner Country 2009 2010 2011 2009 2010 2011 2011/2010 World 14,749,228 15,519,865 25,428,020 100.00 100.00 100.00 63.84 Canada 3,260,468 3,090,431 4,665,944 22.11 19.91 18.35 50.98 UK 1,198,047 1,245,899 2,936,694 8.12 8.03 11.55 135.71 Indonesia 1,815,402 2,005,815 2,536,932 12.31 12.92 9.98 26.48 Mexico 1,622,922 1,331,867 2,357,232 11.00 8.58 9.27 76.99 Netherlands 505,999 599,912 1,845,249 3.43 3.87 7.26 207.59 Philippines 1,812,779 1,564,162 1,797,741 12.29 10.08 7.07 14.93 Germany 580,833 709,966 1,595,642 3.94 4.57 6.28 124.75 Malaysia 832,844 1,295,024 1,322,255 5.65 8.34 5.20 2.10 Belgium 1,054,920 193,392 1,044,843 7.15 1.25 4.11 440.27 France 202,306 138,968 814,829 1.37 0.90 3.20 486.34 Source: GTIS
Posted: 19 March 2012