U.S. Wheat Associates: Who We Are Export market development In marketing year 2007/08, the U.S. produced 67.5 million metric tons of wheat. The American public used over 32 MMT and 32.3 MMT was exported. The world has consumed more wheat than it produced in 7 of the last 10 years 65 Experts /18 offices overseas 100 + Countries In partnership with: –USDA/FAS –Producers & Commissions
Working to Increase U.S. Wheat Exports Fostering demand, face-to-face with wheat buyers, users –Trade Service, Training –Technical assistance –U.S. Wheat Crop Quality Up- dates
NIGERIA’S MILLING INDUSTRY A SUCCESS STORY + THE LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE NON-OIL SECTOR. + THE MOST ADVANCED SECTOR IN THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY. + CURRENT INSTALLED FLOUR MILLING CAPACITY AT 6 MMT. + U.S. WHEAT IMPORTS BEGAN IN THE 1960’S AND AVERAGED 75 TMT, INCREASING TO 220 TMT IN THE 1970’S, TO 2.74 MMT IN 2007/08. + NIGERIA HAS NOW BEEN AMONG THE TOP-3 GLOBAL IMPORTERS OF U.S. WHEAT OVER THE LAST 5-YEARS. + U.S. WHEAT REPRESENTS A 90% MARKET SHARE IN NIGERIA.