Amadeusz Juskowiak

Indonesian wheat imports expected to fall in 1987

Indonesias wheat imports are expected to fall to 15 mln tonnes in calendar 1987 from 169 mln in 1986 the US Embassys annual agriculture report said

It said the drop was expected because there will be a drawdown on stocks built up near the end of 1986

It said wheat stocks at the end of 1986 were 390000 tonnes up from 223000 at end1985 It forecast end1987 stocks at around 290000 tonnes

The main suppliers in 1986 were Australia 44 pct the US 29 pct Canada 12 pct Argentina 8 pct and Saudi Arabia 5 pct