First nine months of 2012 down over 2011 numbers
Italian grain imports fell in the first nine months of 2012 due to a drop in domestic wheat and corn purchases, according to the Associazione Nazionale Cerealisti.
Soft-wheat imports fell to 3.24 million tons costing €765.2 million from January through September, from 4.07 million tons and €995.2 million in 2011. Buying of durum wheat declined to 1.09 million tons worth €331.7 million, compared with 1.65 million tons and €457.9 million in 2011’s first nine months.
Nine-month corn imports dropped to 1.43 million tons from 1.97 million tons, and the value fell to €332.2 million from €466.4 million, according to data.